Nima Taradji describes his session with Leonard Cohen that resulted in these striking images.
I photographed Leonard Cohen back in 1994 during a break he was taking while touring. If memory serves, the break had become necessary due to a lot wine drinking by everyone involved and he saw the necessity to take a break and re-group before going on.
A mild mannered man, Cohen was just a delight to work with. As usual, I had about 10 minutes or so to get the shot. I had set up my halogen light in an adjacent studio and was ready to get him seated as soon as his radio show was over. Once over, he just walked with me to his seat and knew exactly what to do. All I told him was that I wanted simple portraits. He knew what I meant and delivered exactly what I was looking for.
Leonard Cohen is simply a hero of mine!
Photos ©Nima Taradji Photography http://www.editorialportrait.photography
I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Sept 3, 2017.