Inspired by his life as a touring musician, Lenny Kravitz explored his passion for photography by turning the lens on the fans and paparazzi that followed him.
"There is one of a group of people in Cannes, on the street in front of a hotel, and they are all looking into the camera and it is so zany," explained Kravitz. "It looks like it was cast."
"Then there are quiet moments. There is a shot of a woman looking at me through people backstage at a show," Kravitz said.
All the images were taken with a Leica camera in black and white.
"I find that black and white is far more realistic," Kravitz said. "I see better in black and white."
It was his mother's black-and-white photo of Martin Luther King Jr. giving a speech in Washington that sparked the musician's love for photography.
The camera he made for the collaboration was artificially aged -- an homage to his father, who worked as a journalist in Vietnam during the war.
"(My father's) camera came back worn out, so you could see the brass and black paint," Kravitz said.
Kravitz is a four-time Grammy-winner. He plays five instruments and has acted in films.
He lives, writes and records on the Bahamanian island of Eleuthera.
"Flash" by Lenny Kravitz, published by teNeues, is out now.