Suzanne: The Original Portfolio

Jeremy Taylor


Suzanne Verdal inspired Leonard Cohen's best known song. These modern prints were made from negatives exposed from 1966 to 1979. Suzanne was a dancer, a solo performer who made her own costumes and designed and applied her own makeup. For the camera, she was always 'on'. Her poses were dramatic and perfectly executed. The proofs show that usually, one or two exposures were made, then she moved on to something else.

Curated by Jeremy Taylor, Photographer