Brilliant Photos: The 2013 Leonard Cohen Amsterdam Concert Through The Lens Of Maarten Massa – Gallery 1

These photos were taken at the Sept 20, 2013 Leonard Cohen Concert by Maarten Massa. Also see Brilliant Photos: The 2013 Leonard Cohen Amsterdam Concert Through The Lens Of Maarten Massa – Gallery 2. Even more shots taken by Maarten at this show can be found at his Facebook album: Final European concert of the Old Ideas World Tour 2013

Note: Originally posted 2Sept 27, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“Leonard Cohen is simply a hero of mine!” Photos of a Thoughtful Leonard Cohen by Nima Taradji

12112119_10153683781939644_4521438307081279692_n 12074515_10153683781934644_4463609511359831456_nNima Taradji describes his session with Leonard Cohen that resulted in these striking images.

I photographed Leonard Cohen back in 1994 during a break he was taking while touring. If memory serves, the break had become necessary due to a lot wine drinking by everyone involved and he saw the necessity to take a break and re-group before going on.

A mild mannered man, Cohen was just a delight to work with. As usual, I had about 10 minutes or so to get the shot. I had set up my halogen light in an adjacent studio and was ready to get him seated as soon as his radio show was over. Once over, he just walked with me to his seat and knew exactly what to do. All I told him was that I wanted simple portraits. He knew what I meant and delivered exactly what I was looking for.

Leonard Cohen is simply a hero of mine!

Photos ©Nima Taradji Photography http://www.editorialportrait.photography

Leonard Cohen, Bob Johnston, Charlie Daniels… Perform – Amsterdam 1970

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Leonard Cohen and The Army played Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) May 3, 1970. Also seen in the photo are Elkin “Bubba” Fowler (bass, banjo), Ron Cornelius (lead guitar), and backup singers Corlynn Hanney & Susan Musmanno (aka Aileen Fowler). Photo by Ger Kouwenberg.