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Interesting New Possibilities for Art Consultants and Interior Designers

September 19, 2010

Since all of John’s original pictures are photographs that are now in digital format, he is prepared to offer consultants and designers much more than just different sizes!

Many of his abstract studies are already available and shown, in a range of colours, but John is also prepared, for interior designers and art consultants without any obligation, to alter any of his works by creating a new (different) original picture especially for you, without any obligation.

This new picture will be based on the picture you select, but it will then feature any predominant colour required.   Just send a sample of the colour (wished for in the picture) and let him know which picture is favoured.   Also it will help if you suggest an idea of the mood (such as muted or vibrant) and indicate colourful, or limited colours.   John will then provide at least a couple of new images for your consideration.

Your more discerning clients should appreciate that each picture will still be a John Cohen original that will have far more value, than just a manipulated copy print taken from a painting.

More Information About John Neville Cohen

Winner of the most important photographic International awards and attracted the attention of Cecil Beaton C.B.E., Sir William Russell Flint R.A., Sir George F. Pollock Bt., M.A., and Lady Clementine Spencer Churchill amongst many others.

The London Salon Trophy
The first time this much coveted International artistic photography trophy had ever been awarded for a colour photograph was in 1967.   Presented to John for ‘Spirit of Spring’.  This was the first time a transparency and a negative appeared on the same Kodachrome transparency film emulsion.   Created by his own invented technique of ‘Painting with Light’.   This unique technique involved photographing projected images that were not always projected on to a screen.   He was also the youngest salon member ever to have received this trophy.

Over 20 One-Man Exhibitions of his photographs (some were sponsored by Kodak) in New York, London, The Edinburgh Festival and many other UK and USA Cities.

He has received favourable reviews and comments in ‘The Times‘ and ‘Arts Review‘, apart from many other newspapers and photographic magazines.

His limited editions (of only 8 of each picture) can be seen at: –

To see examples of John’s new images, in different colours, please have a look at: –

You can also be kept informed on John N. Cohen’s Facebook Fan page at: –


A very unusual use of Kodachrome

July 29, 2010

‘Painting with light’ is a term often used by photographers.  But John N. Cohen used his own invented form of ‘Painting with light’ (a very different and original ‘special effect’ technique), without any computer, to create his international award winning transparencies.

One of his top award winning pictures was titled ‘Spirit of Spring’, this was the first ever picture (it was taken on Kodachrome transparency film) that included both a negative of a tulip and a positive image of a girl’s portrait, all on the same emulsion!!!

No one knew at the time, how this could be possible as it was created well before anyone had the use of computers.

This technique is pure photography on film and has nothing to do with moving lights to make light graffiti, or of lighting specific parts of a dark scene with a long exposure.  What it does involve is the photographing of projected images on to other things.

John’s free publication titled ‘The Magic Lantern’ fully describes this form of ‘Painting with Light’ and explains exactly how anyone can do it, without any computer, darkroom chemicals, or expensive equipment!

Digital camera users could also use many of his techniques as they have certain qualities that are a little different from those achievable by digital manipulation.  Please have a look at ‘The Magic Lantern’

‘Spirit of Spring’ won The London Salon Trophy in 1967; this was then the first time a colour picture was deemed worthy of this much-coveted trophy, for it had only ever been awarded before for Black and White studies.  John was also the youngest member to have won it.

Reference: Wikipedia about John’s ‘Painting With Light’

There have been over 20 One-Man Exhibitions of John N. Cohen’s photography (many were sponsored by Kodak) at major venues; 2 were held in New York, 4 in London, The Edinburgh Festival and many other UK & USA Cities.

Favourable reviews and comments were received about John’s photography from; Cecil Beaton C.B.E., Sir William Russell Flint R.A., Lady Clementine Spencer-Churchill, Sir George F. Pollock Bt., M.A., F.R.P.S., F.R.S.A., ‘The Times’ and ‘Arts Review’ to name a few!

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