Interview: Stash on His Leica Collaboration With A Bathing Ape

The beloved graffiti artist explains how documenting his own work led to product development

After hosting multiple Leica-powered photo exhibits across the globe, world-renowned NYC-based street artist Stash (aka Josh Franklin) has taken his partnership with the German manufacturer to the next level by introducing the limited edition Leica D-Lux 7 “A BATHING APE® х STASH” camera. Stash brought the acclaimed Japanese fashion label A Bathing Ape into the project to create a trifecta of distinct talent. The compact …

Legendary Camera Maker Leica Debuts Their First Mechanical Watch Collection

Made in Germany, the Leica L1 and L2 timepieces are powered by a manually-wound movement developed from scratch

Sought out for their pioneering photographic and optical advancements, Wetzlar, Germany-based Leica (a longtime CH favorite) now debuts their first-ever Leica Watch collection. Though it’s a categoric expansion that may be unexpected by some (who missed the announcement back in 2018), it still bears the brand’s signature command of precision and premium materials. And, as it has been designed by the German industrial designer professor Achim Heine (who’s …

The Leica M11 and Super Happy Ghost Co

Testing the camera brand's updated flagship during a recent Beacon studio visit

Highly anticipated by the photographic community, Leica‘s all-new M11 rangefinder camera launches today. The flagship body has guts that are totally reinvented and a form that’s entirely classic. Most remarkable is the ability to record 60, 36 or 18 megapixel images (RAW or JPG) always using the entire surface of its full-frame sensor. An expanded ISO range, USB-C tethering and charging, massively better battery life …