Posting these photos certainly meets the “forget your perfect offering” criterion, but these shots, discovered by Mandy MacLeod, were new to me, and the compulsion to share them was, not unlike the first Stage of a man’s allure to women, irresistible (OK, the compulsion to share them became irresistible once Hattie Webb & Leonard Cohen let me know they had no objection to the photos appearing on Cohencentric). Comparison photos can be found at the end of this entry.
These three photos were taken by Joseph Carenza III in Dublin on July 19, 2009.
Comparison Photo: Hattie Webb
For comparison purposes, I’ve posted below a photo of Hattie Webb in her more typical immaculately coiffed state. (Photo taken at July 9, 2013 Lucca concert by Ciarán Dorr)
Comparison Photo: Leonard Cohen
This is not, however, the first time Mr Cohen has appeared in a suit jacket sans shirt. The 1988 photo below was taken in Hydra by Dominique Issermann.
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 May 14, 2015.