To ring in and celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics, Leica Camera has released a special edition Leica Q “Snow” camera in partnership with Swiss Olympic gold medalist and world champion half-pipe snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov.
In addition to being a world-renowned snowboarder who’s won multiple medals and accolades at events including the Winter X-Games, FIS Snowboarding World Championships, and Winter Olympics, Podladtchikov is also an avid Leica photographer.
Already, at the age of 29, he has published two photography books and he’s planning to open up a studio in the near future. It’s this passion for photography and his equipment that led Podladtchikov to help conceptualize the unique design of this special edition camera and work with Leica brought it to life.
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