After the recent unveiling of the Q2 Monochrom, Leica adds up to the general consent that black and white offers something special when it comes to photography. More than a format, monochrome photography is a particular way of rendering both light and perception. And after the appearance of digital photography, something of the aesthetic was dramatically changed forever.
With more capable photographic sensors, black and white photography transformed into something that happens in post-production rather than in camera; and with the overall Monochrom line-up, Leica takes us back to those days in which black and white was purely a management result from blending optics and light sensible materials. And with the Q2 Monochrom, Leica gives photographers unbiased access to this captivating form of visual expression.
Beyond being an everyday essential accessory, wallets quickly evolve into an identity artifact of every individual. They get so personal, that the only thing we could compare them to, in terms of identity properties, is to smartphones! Curious enough, wallets are rarely bought by the user itself; and rather received as gifts by friends or family. In fact, they tend to be replaced as the result of receiving a new one.
In some cultures, there is a symbolic act related to luck and upcoming wealth. When a wallet is given as a gift, people usually include a bit of cash in them (the amount is not important although some people enjoy giving a bit too much). This symbolizes that one hopes that the wallet is never left out empty, and that can be extrapolated to credit and debit cards too! Not from giving one, but you the idea.
Have you ever wondered how odd would it be to have a minimalist designed wallet filled with coins and other random stuff? Well, that could possibly be the case if you'd be able to travel back in time with your current wallet to, hmmm, let's say the fifteenth or even nineteenth century.
The other day, we were just hanging around and this quite goofy idea aroused into the chit chat. If time traveling was possible in an elegant and non-risky kind of way, which could be the quirks of mimicking with the local culture from the past?