We wanted to present something special for Christmas and are glad that Paul Smith accepted to deliver this piece for our blog, our last for 2012. The Leica Internet Team would like to wish everyone a safe, happy and healthy holiday season. We will return on January 7, 2013 and are excited for the upcoming features we have planned! Thank you for your continued support of the Leica Camera blog and Happy Holidays!

Paul Smith is Britain’s foremost designer. Renowned for his creative aesthetic, which combines tradition and modernity, this year Paul collaborated with Leica on a limited edition X2 camera. With a bolt of bright orange and a light bulb image, hand drawn by Paul, on the top of the camera, the collaboration brings together the technical excellence that is synonymous with Leica and the vivid visual appeal of Paul’s designs.

A long time fan of Leica, Paul recently received a particularly special gift from friend and fellow photographer, Tony McGee:

“I was recently sent this lovely new book by Tony McGee, all the photos are taken by moonlight on a Leica camera. They’re really beautiful pictures and Tony has been a friend of mine for a long time.”

– Leica Internet Team