Best of CH 2022: Editors’ Favorites

Stories where we found community, indulged in creativity and celebrated innovation

Reflecting on the year through the stories we loved most is not only a nostalgic pastime, but it also lets us highlight and appreciate some of the memorable artists, inventions and places that invigorated and sustained us along the way. This year, we spoke with inspiring cultural innovators, explored large-scale art and maximalist hotels, we found community and indulged in creativity. Below, our favorite features …

Leica’s Celebration of Photography Event Nourishes a Creative Community

Friends, family, media and photographers joined together in Wetzlar, Germany for a four-day program

Last month at Leica‘s headquarters in Wetzlar, Germany, the camera brand proved once again that it’s more than a company; it’s a community. They have been manufacturing precise, high-end instruments (cameras, lenses and more) of exceptional quality for 150 years, and those who adore their products seem to organically gravitate to each other. Appreciating this sense of community, Leica invited friends, family, media and photographers …

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 …