Tag: Leonard Cohen

All Quiet Now: Leonard Cohen.

In September 2013, I was thrilled to see Leonard Cohen live for the first time. I’ve been listening to him since I was a teenager and there have been many times over the years when I’ve turned with gratitude and curiosity to the dark chill and surprise twists of his songs. Sinking into his world of beguiling, damning and humorous stories, was both an escape and an instructive reflection on conflictingly beautiful and unpleasant angles of the human psyche. Much of what I read about the man himself made him sound part mythological. When I finally witnessed one of...

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Photography: Leonard Cohen @ 02 Arena

Leonard Cohen opened his London show at O2 Arena with the heartfelt ‘Dance Me To The End Of Love’. As part of his ongoing and extensive world tour, the master of poetic song arrived on stage in an almost spritely manner, with a band all sharply dressed in suits. Falling to his knees to sing parts of the song, he had the audience enthralled from the first moment. Imelda Michalczyk went along to photograph. Imelda used Nikon D700 camera and a 70-200 lens. And the whole set here: Imelda is a great photographer and journalist and has her own...

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