Brilliant Photos: The 2012 Leonard Cohen Paris Concerts Through The Lens Of Maarten Massa Leonard Cohen

Maarten Massa reliably delivers stellar photos of Leonard Cohen concerts, and his shots of the September 28, 29, & 30, 2012 Olympia shows in Paris are no exception. Worthy of special note are

  • Perhaps the best 2012 Tour photo of Charley Webb I’ve seen
  • An outstanding shot of a happy Roscoe Beck
  • A pristine, all too rare photo of the usually camouflaged Rafael Gayol
  • A closeup of Leonard Cohen performing on Jew’s harp

And He’s Off…

Leonard Cohen in the process of skipping off stage

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Originally posted Oct 18, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Once More Onto The Stage, Dear Friends: Leonard Cohen Opens 2010 Auckland Show

Original Caption: “Once more onto the stage, dear friends. Leonard Cohen starts today’s concert in Auckland.” With apologies to Shakespeare and appreciation to J.S. Carenza III for the photo. Originally posted Oct 29, 2010 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Photos: Leonard Cohen, Winner Of 2011 Prince of Asturias Award, Attends Opening Of Exhibition Of His Art – Oviedo, Spain

As part of the ceremonies celebrating Leonard Cohen winning the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for Letters in Oviedo, Spain, Leonard attended the Oct 20, 2011 opening of Leonard Cohen: The B-Side – Drawings And Engravings Of A Multidisciplinary Artist – an exhibition of his prints at the University of Oviedo Humanities Campus. Thanks to Beatriz Salles of the Spanish Cohen Brigade for these photos, which were originally posted Oct 20, 2011, the same day they were taken, at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Also see Video & Annotated Transcript: 2011 Leonard Cohen Prince of Asturias Awards Speech

Outstanding Sharon Robinson Photos – 2012 Leonard Cohen Tour

I originally posted these shots on October 2, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric, in order to identify the photographers. Incredibly enough, that worked. It turns out that Marc Roed took the two stellar photos of Sharon Robinson atop this post at the Aug 26, 2012 Leonard Cohen Aalborg concert. (Special thanks go to Véro Chô, who recognized Marc’s photos.) The evocative photo immediately below was taken by Ria Bellen at the August 12, 2012 Ghent concert. The final image, the superb photo of Sharon looking determined/miffed (I initially thought Sharon looked miffed. On reflection, however, I now believe she looks determined – of course, she could be determined because she’s miffed, but still …), was taken by Ingrid van Daele at the August 17, 2012 Ghent concert.