Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
Ah, the memories!... Sweet, sweet memories... So vivid, I can see barely clad women dancing rejoicingly in the sun and hear "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" playing in the background, marching along the yellow brick road towards infinity and well beyond.
And those colours... Those beautiful colours... Not just yellow, but all of them! So magnificently glorious in all their psychedeliciousness!
Before the Police comes knocking on my door, let’s be serious here for a moment. I am not your friendly neighborhood drug dealer.
No, sire, this is about something else. This is about being different and not afraid to show it.
Let’s face it: with our infatuation for a certain style of camera we’ve already entered the nerdy side of the photography gear twilight zone. Which means, when it comes to accessories, there’s no real need anymore to go full out Neo-Expressionistic-German-Avant-Garde and hail Black as the one and only colour there is.
Leave that to the others. Ultimately, we are the guys with the odd looking cameras who seem to have one thing in common: presumably we all stole them from our grandfathers.
And there’s nothing wrong with that. We are different. Let’s embrace it and have some fun with it. Even if you only shoot in black and white, we all need to let some colour back into our lives. In a unique and one-of-a-kind fashion, of course. After all, we are distinct individuals going about what we love in an altered state of awareness kinda way; which is what rangefinder photography is all about.
So, without further ado... Here we go: The LSD camera strap series.
Three different styles – for the more or less adventurous among us. Available in either mysterious black or ravishing medium brown Water-Buffalo leather.
Only the connector pieces sport marvelous psychedelic colours. The straps are elegantly creased but remain otherwise plain.
Framed by small, plain connectors, the entire length of the strap is tripping in glorious psychedelic colours. You can choose a dominant base colour but that’s where control leaves the building. The result will be uniquely random. Nobody else will have a fabulous strap like yours. Fabulous yes, but not alike.
Two variants for this one:
1. Over Dose - HD. Which is basically a Heavy Dose strap in the shape and width of the Brogue SL (without the holes, of course). Which makes it the perfect companion for cameras like the Leica SL, Leica S, diverse DSLR cameras or Rolleiflex* and Hasselblads*.
(* Please supply your own clips.)
2. Over Dose - LD. This option is only available for the Wingtips version of the Brogue straps. Similar to the Wingtips it exudes an aura of glorious hole-y-ness. What puts it over the top, though, are the psychedelic coloured connector pieces. Groovy, baby.
FYI: Fuji cameras come now with slightly narrower strap lugs than usual. In order to outfit your strap with the correct split rings and avoid complications please leave a brief message in the Additional Comment section should you are going to use your new strap on a Fuji camera. Thank you.