Leica MP "John Botte"
A unique and stunningly impressive Leica MP. The camera is hand engraved after a design from John Botte.
The work took more than 2 years to be completed and afterwards, the craftsman Sam Alfano, told Mr. Botte about his decision to never engrave another camera during his life span. The name "Alfano" is engraved on top plate next to the serial number and the related parts have been submitted directly from the Leitz factory to John Botte. After finishing, the camera was on display at the Leica Store Miami.
This Leica MP is truly, what we would call "one of a kind" and among the finest collector pieces in the world.
(John Botte is a former NYPD detective and lifelong photographer. He is best known for his body of work capturing the days following the September 11, 2001 attacks. His privileged position as a first responder and experienced detective gave him the access that allowed him to create images that are profound and masterly compositions of a pivotal moment in history.)