Philip Hiscock., the photographer responsible for these shots, writes about the physical and sociological perspective from which these photos were taken:
I wasn’t placed really well for pictures, but it wasn’t too bad: on the main floor in Row X, so about 25 rows back. Or perhaps 30, after the “VIP” section. It was a well-behaved crowd so I wasn’t about to stand up a lot and take pictures.
So, there are no closeups. On the other hand, I think these images more than compensate by effectively providing a sense of the connection between Leonard Cohen and the audience as well as the excitement of that event.
Note: Originally posted Apr 25, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric