Olympus PEN Art

Olympus has teamed up with urban artist Susie ‘Suzko’ Lowe, fashion photographer Jay McLaughlin and Harrods to offer a strictly limited number of handpainted special edition cameras.

Available exclusively through Harrods in London, each ‘Art Edition’ camera has been individually hand-painted by Susie ‘Suzko’ Lowe, and has its matching Vespa Motor scooter and crash helmet.

The final cherry on the cake is that it comes with a one-one-one photography lesson with renowned fashion and street photographer Jay McLaughlin who was brought in by Olympus to document the customization process (he has created a special perfect-bound catalogue detailing the transformation) and to help decide the camera’s specification and accessories.

As well as a unique, hand-painted body, each camera also comes with a second, stock camera body for everyday use and one of each compatible Olympus-made lens currently available.

Harrods and Olympus have not confirmed how many Art Editions will be created. The Art Edition goes on sale from Thursday, exclusively at Harrods for £16,000 (about US$25,000).

Olympus Vespa