Chelsea Hotel #2 Video With Leonard Cohen Photos By Oliver Morris

Leonard Cohen - Chelsea Hotel #2 Video screen capture

Exquisite Photos Illuminate Video

Only a few hours ago, Oliver Morris uploaded a video featuring an audio recording of Chelsea Hotel #21 set to his own black and white photos of Leonard Cohen, most of which are part of a series cataloged in Getty Images as  “Portrait of Leonard Cohen, Canadian poet and singer-songwriter, plays some of his songs in a small recording studio, lower Manhattan, New York, mid 1980s.”

The photos, as one might expect, are especially acute aesthetically  and offer a degree of resolution not typically seen seen in standard cut and paste music videos.  In the unenhanced screen capture above, for example, note the clearly viewable inscriptions inside Cohen’s guitar and the indentation from the guitar string on his left thumb.

It is a treat.

A Series of Sketches: “Chelsea Hotel No. 2″ by Leonard Cohen. Photographs by Oliver Morris

A Series of Sketches: “Chelsea Hotel No. 2″ by Leonard Cohen. Photographs by Oliver Morris from Oliver Morris on Vimeo.

  1. The audio recording is unidentified but appears to be from the Chelsea Hotel #2 performance at the 1988 San Sebastian concert. []

2 Responses to Chelsea Hotel #2 Video With Leonard Cohen Photos By Oliver Morris

  1. Yes, the clarity of the photos are awesome. I checked out his Times Square video…what an eye!

  2. Marvellous photos-thanks Allan.