Originally posted June 29, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
Typically, when Leonard Cohen appears on a postcard, it’s intended to advertise a concert (e.g., Signs Of Leonard Cohen: 2008 Big Chill Posters & Postcard) or serve as a memento (e.g.,1996 Leonard Cohen Postcard Features 1985 Paris Photo By Diana Blok). Sometimes, a specimen is a Flexi-Disc: It’s A Record, It’s A Postcard, It’s Two Obsolete Technologies In One. But, Alice Germanetti has discovered a Leonard Cohen postcard featuring a 2008 portrait of the Canadian singer-songwriter by Venetia Dearden, the proceeds of which support the National Portrait Gallery in London. More information about this photographer can be found at Glastonbury Photographs by Venetia Dearden.
Photos By Betty Vercauteren
While this entire gallery of photos by Betty Vercauteren taken at the June 23, 2013 Leonard Cohen concert in Antwerp is impressive, the images in the section directly below, featuring a happily smiling Leonard Cohen, a radiant Sharon Robinson, and especially fetching views of Charley & Hattie Webb, are …
Worthy Of Special Note
Originally posted June 24, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
Photos of the “fin, élégant, racé, notre légende vivante, Leonard Cohen” by eMmA the collagist
These photos of the June 18, 2013 Leonard Cohen Paris concert capture the excitement and sheer joyfulness of attending an outstanding set of performances by the Canadian singer-songwriter – or a eMmA describes him, “fin, élégant, racé, notre légende vivante, Leonard Cohen” [Google Translate: “fine, elegant, racy, our living legend, Leonard Cohen”]. These images were originally posted as part of Leonard Cohen, 18 juin 2013 P.O.P. B, Amen! on June 18,2013 at Les Collages d’eMmA. The accompanying text is a delightful read, even in the awkward machine translation.
Worthy of special mention are the shots of a couple in the audience dancing, the usually invisible Neil Larsen, and a smiling Leonard Cohen waving at the crowd as he leaves the stage.
DrHGuy extends a special thanks from Chapel Hill, North Carolina to eMmA the collagist in Paris for taking these photos and graciously allowing them to be posted here.
The Getty archive doesn’t offer this photo’s date, location, or photographer. Comparing this to other, dated photos, my best guess is that this shot was taken during the 1972 tour.
Happy Father’s Day!
Leonard sends Father’s Day greetings and this brilliant photo of himself reading to his children, Lorca & Adam (along with a kitten clutched by Adam) at their home in Hydra.
2018 Update: Leonard sent this Father’s Day photo and greeting my way at this time two years ago (2016). It immediately became one of my favorite shots of Leonard and his children. Now, the fact that he took the time and effort to search out and forward this photo when he was already in pain and all but incapacitated by the illness that led to his death renders this image all the more poignant and moving.
Also see Leonard Cohen As A Father