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close-up photo of leonard

Postby Geoffrey » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:39 am

http://www.ba.no/puls/musikk/konsert/st ... 189780.ece
great picture. this is an article about it being hoped that leonard will give a 4-hour concert in bergen, norway.
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Postby lightasabreeze » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:04 pm

Oh, I wasn't prepared for that. What a great picture. Thanks.
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close-up photo of leonard

Postby Sanverp » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:02 pm

Very nice
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Re: close-up photo of leonard

Postby Cate » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:11 am

I think this is the first time I've ever really looked at his eyes - I didn't know they were that colour (I thought they were brown)
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Re: close-up photo of leonard

Postby Geoffrey » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:48 am

Cate wrote:I think this is the first time I've ever really looked at his eyes - I didn't know they were that colour (I thought they were brown)
i studied them close-up, and there was no brown in them. i remember thinking that i had never seen anyone else with eyes like his. a very pale blue, mixed with olive and grey, plus some indefinable colouring that would be difficult to find in a paintbox - very special indeed :-)
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Postby lizzytysh » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:20 am

Beautiful photo... great description of his incredible eyes.
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Postby tomsakic » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:49 am

This photo is part of 2012 official Old Ideas promo photos taken by Dominique Issermann. They weren't published at one place so we collected them in the gallery at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 528&type=3 It's only 2 or 3 new photos, others are from 2010 or 2008 tour photo sets.
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Postby Carmen » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:17 pm

A fabulous photo, I should say! Our own, loving, caring, magic Leonard!!!

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Postby Robin Orfe » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:50 pm

Truly a fantastic photograph. He certainly looks mighty darned good for his age. I LOVE this photo!!!

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Postby st theresa1 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:22 am

Have to agree--that is one great photo of Leonard. They say the eyes are the window to the soul and this photo that shows his eyes so clearly is really a marvel--have tried to find another such and his eyes do look brown in almost all the photos. Reminds me a bit of ol blue eyes.
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Postby lizzytysh » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:10 am

When I was still working, I had several photos of Leonard on my desk/computer area and someone swore up and down it had to be Frank ;-)
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Postby sereneava » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:19 am

Another great find from my idle hours scrolling through the forum. Loved these photos.
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Re: close-up photo of leonard

Postby Alethea » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:54 am

Regarding the color of Leonard's eyes, there is a copy of his first passport, issued on October 29, 1959, in Ira B. Nadel's book, "Various Positions: A Life of Leonard Cohen." The passport states that the color of his eyes is HAZEL. According to the Oxford dictionary, hazel is "a reddish-brown or greenish-brown color, esp. of someone's eyes." Most of the photos appear to show his eyes as dark (in black and white photos), or brown ranging from very dark to medium. There is one photo opposite page 92 in Jim Devlin's book, "Leonard Cohen: In His Own Words," (black and white) in which his eyes appear quite light. There may be others, but that is a striking closeup of his face. I have generally thought that it was the lighting when the photograph was taken that caused the different appearances. Perhaps a professional photographer would have more information about this. I also wonder whether a person's eye color may tend to fade somewhat as he or she ages. Of course, LC himself could clear this up in a heartbeat, but then where would be the fun of chatting?
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Re: close-up photo of leonard

Postby regensburg » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:36 pm

His eyes are hazel, they were a little darker when he was younger. I have this pic in a beautiful frame and it is georgeous.

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