For his new photo book, FLASH, rock star Lenny Kravitz turns the camera on the surreal world of fans, photographers, paparazzi and voyeurs he experiences while touring. As a person who has become equally accustomed to being photographed on red carpets, captured by a far-off telephoto lens and caught on an onlooker’s camera phone without so much as a “Hello” before the picture is taken, Kravitz has a unique perspective on the photographer/subject relationship.
During the opening reception for this creative work, the Leica Gallery in Beverly Hills allowed guests to be greeted by a pool of clamoring photographers vying for attention. Similar to FLASH, opening night was a world where one felt instantly in the public eye and could either bend to the magnification or simply ignore it and push through. The moment felt even more like a dream within a dream as Lenny Kravitz gave Oscar-winner Denzel Washington a personal tour of the exhibit and the two were forced to make their way through the gallery completely enveloped by media and guests.
Leica Gallery Los Angeles
8783 Beverly Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm