Leica’s Latest is a Q2 ‘Dawn’ Edition Camera in Collaboration with Seal

Leica Q2 Dawn Edition

Leica has announced a new camera collaboration with Grammy Award-winning British singer-songwriter Seal. Called the Q2 “Dawn” edition, it is covered in what the company describes as “exquisite Japanese-woven fabric.”

As is often the case with Leica’s special edition cameras, the technical features of the Q2 “Dawn” by Seal edition are identical with the regular production model, such as the 47. 3-megapixel full-frame sensor and fixed Summilux 28mm f/1. 7 lens.

The fabric that covers the camera’s exterior is designed to look like “komorebi.” This word has no English translation, but it refers to transparency and light interplay that happens when sunlight hits a tree canopy. For the Q2 “Dawn” Edition, Leica worked with the Japanese brand Hosoo to make the fabric that it categorizes as an innovative milestone in the art of weaving, as it uses black thread (93% polyester) and gold-colored Japanese paper (7% washi).

“Paying homage to the soulful lyrics of Seal’s songs, the special edition set celebrates the human connection in the art of making a photograph, shining light on the subjects of a frame – while painting unique perspectives for artists behind the lens,” the German camera company says about the new special edition Q2.

Leica Q2 Dawn Edition

Leica Q2 Dawn Edition

The camera comes with a limited edition Scarf by Annina Roescheisen, a multimedia artist who translated Seal’s lyrics using gold elements against a dark background.

Seal Leica Scarf

” This set draws inspiration from the dancing between light and dark. The scarf features Seal’s handwritten lyrics .”

Leica states that the scarf was created by Rag & Bone in New York and made in Italy. A white variation of the scarf, sold separately from the camera set, will be available in select Leica Stores.

The camera and scarf are accompanied by a rope strap that bears the handwritten lyric, “you became the light on the dark side of me,” extracted from the song “Kiss from a Rose.”

Leica Q2 Dawn Edition

Each “Dawn” edition Q2 features a black Leica logo, Seal’s engraved signature, and an edition number. The camera will launch in conjunction with Seal’s photography exhibition which is on view at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles from September 21 through October 31. The exhibition also includes works by Annina Roescheisen.

Seal, holding the Q2 “Dawn” Edition camera.

The Q2 “Dawn” by Seal edition camera is limited to 500 pieces worldwide and is available immediately from Leica Stores and the company’s website for $5,995.