Leica MP ʻTerry OʼNeillʼ Set Camera
Leica Camera UK are releasing a nice little collaboration with legendary photographer Terry OʼNeill, one of the worldʼs most celebrated and collected photographers. Launching at this yearʼs Photo London, the Leica MP ʻTerry OʼNeillʼ Set will see the iconic Leica film camera reinvented in a classic combination of British racing green painted on its top cover and across the bottom plate. The camera comes equipped with a silver Summilux-M 50f/1.4 ASPH lens along with a cognac leather strap. Terry OʼNeillʼs signature is engraved on the top plate as a nice finishing touch. Each camera will be numbered as part of a limited edition of 35 and certified by Leica’s Creative Director Dr Andreas Kaufmann.
I bought myself a Leica as soon as I could and they have been with me ever since. They became a reflection of what I felt. When you use a Leica, you can never go wrong.
In the mid 1960ʼs, Terry OʼNeill found his work taking him to movie sets more frequently. It was during this time that he captured now iconic images of Audrey Hepburn. “I really enjoyed working on the sets, it was an opportunity to work with some of the biggest stars around – I met Frank Sinatra, Roger Moore, Michael Caine, Brigitte Bardot and so on. So, when the call came to ask if I wanted to go down to the South of France to work on ʻTwo for the Roadʼ starring Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn, well, how do you say no to that?”.
To commemorate this now iconic moment taken on a Leica, each set will include a signed 16 x 20 edition Terry OʼNeillʼs photograph of Audrey Hepburn from this series and never before released, for the discerning photography collector. The technical specifications of the Leica MP included in the Leica MP ʻTerry OʼNeillʼ Set are identical to those of the standard model of the Leica MP film camera. Usually available in chrome or black paint finish, the Leica MP is designed for endurance and to enable the photographer to master even the most difficult lighting situations. The camera offers complete creative control – with its selective TTL metering system that offers supporting data to help you choose ideal exposure parameters.
Limited to only 35 sets the Leica MP ʻTerry OʼNeillʼ Set will be available from 17th May 2018 for £10,500 (incl. VAT).