German camera manufacturer Leica pays tribute to the late American photographer Jim Marshall with a Leica M Monochrom Limited Edition Jim Marshall Set. The numbered and Jim Marshall autographed LEICA M Monochrom (Type 246) and LEICA SUMMILUX-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH are made of brass components with a very special “Laiton” finish which provides a unique matt finish and a one of a kind appearance for each set. Another distinctive component of the set is the lens.
This lens, while modern in its optical design, has the classic knurled focus ring and round lens hood reminiscent of the 1960’s. Both are made of brass with the “Laiton” finish.
The set also includes a Jim Marshall Limited Edition Estate print of Thelonious Monk at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1964 and a special, numbered edition and estate embossed copy of the Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival published by Reel Art Press.
During the extraordinary rise of popular culture and the counterculture in the 1960”s, Jim Marshall seemed to be everywhere that mattered.
His images of the Monterey Pop Festival chronicling the breakout performances of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Otis Redding are woven into the lore of the era. Jim shot more than 500 album covers. His photographs are in private and museum collections around the world.
This edition is limited to 50 sets and will be sold worldwide exclusively through Leica Stores and Boutiques.