Wednesday, 27 January 2010

How to ruin a good Leica. In China

Is theft a capital offence in China? Do they execute you or cut your arm off or something? They must do, because you wouldn't get two steps down Oxford Street with one of these things slung round your neck without some scally trying to wrench it from you.

Only in a country where crime is punishable by unimaginable things could you ever go out taking pictures using a 24 carat gold plated Leica with red calfskin trim.

That has to be why Leica only made 60 of them. Commemorates 60 years of Mao Zedong's China, apparently.

A more vulgar display of capitalist consumption you are unlikely to find, and only available in a communist country.

Expect the fakes to be on the market sometime next week.

Via Iamfatterthanyou

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