paris: flash

© lenny kravitz [2014]

as a global rockstar lenny kravitz has had his fair share of photo shootings. and we're not talking the ones he posed for willingly, but the many times he was ambushed by both fans and paparazzi. instead of feeling victimized, kravitz reversed roles and actively started to document the frenzy that would come with his celeb status, pointing a camera himself at those hunting him down, snapping plenty of other crazy situations he'd be exposed to. it's a highly original angle to say the least, apart from the fact that it reveals a lot of his life on the road. all photos were taken with a leica m-p correspondent, a limited edition camera developed by the musician's creative firm kravitz design, and they've been published in a glossy book by teneues verlag. in true celebrity fashion, the effort has been followed by an accompanying photo exhibition, aptly entitled flash, and which was launched last march in the tinseltown of los angeles. this traveling showcase has now arrived in paris, and opened earlier today at colette. obviously, a selection of kravitz' photos is put on display at the store's gallery space, but the aforementioned book and the camera, packaged in a special case with two lenses, will also be for sale [on through jun 20]. location: 213 rue st.-honoré [st.-honoré].

© lenny kravitz [2014]