Leica partners with singer Seal on limited edition camera

Leica Camera Debuts Special Edition Camera in Collaboration with Seal

Leica Camera AG unveils the Leica Q2 “Dawn” special edition camera set, designed by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Seal. The Leica Q2 “Dawn” camera’s Japanese-woven fabric covering is crafted to ensure each of the 500 cameras in the edition is one-of-a-kind. Drawing inspiration from the golden glow of sunrise and the dance between light and shadows, this set is further accentuated by an exclusive scarf, featuring Seal’s handwritten lyrics. The Q2 “Dawn” by Seal is limited to 500 pieces worldwide and priced at $5,995.

The Japanese term “komorebi” inspired the covering of the special edition, describing the transparency and interplay of light which occurs when sunlight falls through a tree canopy. The fabric covering, produced by the Japanese brand Hosoo, is marked as an innovative milestone in the art of weaving, using black thread (93% polyester) and gold-colored Japanese paper (7% washi).

Inspired by song lyrics from the icon himself, Leica Q2 “Dawn” by Seal embodies the visual poetry of light, according to Leica,

In tune with his music, Seal’s photography evokes emotion, shining light on the beauty and humanity of the moment – aligning with the aesthetic philosophy of the limited edition set. The limited-edition scarf featured in Q2 “Dawn” by Seal set is designed by multimedia artist Annina Roescheisen, who interprets Seal’s lyrics through gold elements on black background, further exemplifying the impact of light emerging through darkness. The scarf was developed by New York fashion label Rag & Bone and produced in Italy. A white variation of the scarf, sold separately from the camera set, will be available in select Leica Stores.

The set is accompanied by a rope strap, adorned with the handwritten lyric, “you became the light on the dark side of me,” extracted from the song “Kiss from a Rose”. In addition to the unique iridescent fabric, the Leica Q2 “Dawn” by Seal camera features a black Leica logo, Seal’s engraved signature, and the edition number.

The technical features of the Q2 “Dawn” by Seal are identical to the serial production model, with a 47.3 megapixel, full-format sensor and the fast Leica Summilux 28 f/1.7 ASPH. lens. The Q2’s sensor allows a dynamic range of 14 f-stops (at ISO 100) and a color depth of 14 bits.