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ENTER 'John Neville Cohen' for; art, photography, Asian antiques, Jade, History of Jacey Cinemas, Joseph Cohen, Stamp Collecting, Large Limited edition prints. www.jncohen.net




Contemporary Art




Snuff Bottles






Special Effect Photography


History of Jacey Cinemas Ltd.


A Very Original Stamp Collecting Album


Classic Jensen Cars




Art Prints and Art Photography


Painting with Light


Limited Edition Pictures

'The Cohen Collection' of Asian antiques
Neil K. Davey and Robert Hall.

Royalty Free Stock Photography that will not date.

'Special Effects' Photography a Free Course.

Unique Stamp Collecting Album For Little People.


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To John Neville Cohen's dedicated site for Painting with Light Limited edition (only 8 of each) picture, fine art prints for sale.

Articles for New Collectors
(Author John Neville Cohen)
 Invaluable help for collectors of Asian antiques. How to buy and avoid the most common mistakes, when buying antiques, particularly netsuke, inro, snuff bottles and jade.

The Cohen Collection  
Asian antiques (645 colour photos of fine Japanese and Chinese antique; netsuke, inro, ojime, snuff bottles, pendants & jade carvings) all fully described by renowned experts Neil K. Davey + Robert Hall. An essential reference work for the serious collector that is beautiful and very easy to use.

Joseph Cohen & The History of Jacey Cinemas 
Information on our family business created by my Grandfather Joseph Cohen.

British Classic Jensen Cars  
(Author John Neville Cohen) Very informative about the rare Jensen 541S & CV8 sports cars, particularly about the little known superb Jensen 541S manual drive, a classic car with lots of photos.

Copyright Free or Royalty Free Stock Photographs  
These are very low cost 18MB  photographs that will not date!

A 'Special Effects' Course  
(Author John Neville Cohen)
 Amazing to see what can be done in pure  photography without any expensive equipment, computer, or darkroom.  All is achieved with a projector - the magical 'Magic Lantern'.  All details of this extraordinary technique is clearly explained and all for free!

Poetic Portfolio  
Fascinating photographic exhibition of 'The Magic Lantern' award winning 'special effect' photographs by John Neville Cohen.

La Alcazaba Apartment in Puerto Banus For Sale 
Outstanding 3 double bedroom apartment, all on one level, for sale at La Alcazaba, Puerto Banus, Marbella, Spain.

Investment Opportunities  
Opportunities, Property items for Sale.

Commercial Photography  
Professional photography and graphic design by Actuality photodigital.

Postage Stamps For Little People  
See all the pages and paintings for a unique way of collecting stamps.

The Planning & Paintings for The Album  
Shows the first sketches and paintings and an amusing letter.

Marilyn Munroe, Sir Michael Balcon, Arthur Miller, Cecil Day-Lewis & Daniel Day- Lewis 
The not so distant famous relatives of the Bind side of John's family.

John Neville Cohen's blog






John Neville Cohen Fan Page

Painting with Light Fan Page




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The Cohen Collection

Reference publication of antique netsuke, inro, snuff bottles, pendants & Chinese jades all fully described by world leading experts Neil K. Davey & Robert Hall.  The Cohen Collection is an easy to use CD-ROM with 645 colour photographs that is now available as a website.  The Cohen Collection

Details  Provides a good idea of the contents. 

More information
  Specification and brief notes by the authors.

Some more photos  A few more pieces from 'The Cohen collection'.

Notes from the publisher  Provides an insight as to the advantages of this CD-Rom that is now a website.

Various quotations
  Comments from well know experts about this fine collection.

Returns policy
  Sets out what to do if there are any problems with an order.

Purchase order form
  To order direct from the publisher online.

Order form to fax or post



(Author John Neville Cohen)


Articles Referring to Antique Collecting

Some of the Wealthiest Chinese are Now Investing in 18th Century Jade!  Jade prices have broken records.

Asian antiques and the economic crisis  Why Asian antiques are still breaking records.

Articles about collecting Asian antiques
  Invaluable information by John Neville Cohen.

Collecting and buying values
  Describes how, why, and what to collect and how John related values.

Buying antiques in auctions or from dealers  Guidance and tips on buying antiques from dealers, or in auction.

Finding the best bargains of all can be so surprising!  The most expensive antiques became the best bargains!

Referring to Snuff bottles

Magical stone pictures  How to avoid mistakes buying snuff bottles & the use of flaws to create pictures.

Sensations in glass  All about how to assess the different types of glass snuff bottles.

Collecting & Bribery  The largest collection in China formed with bribes and tips on what to look out for.

Heavy stones that really float!   How antique jade, quartz and other heavy stones really can float in water.

Collecting only unique Chinese antiques
  Describes various advantages in buying only the finest antiques. 

Amazing pictures from flaws in stones!  How natural inclusions were formed in to pictures on stone snuff bottles.

Inside Painted Chinese Snuff Bottles Describes what aspects of inside painted snuff bottles intrigue the author most.

Referring to Japanese Lacquer and Netsuke

Sprinkled Pictures  All about lacquer and how pictures were formed by sprinkling rather than with a brush.

The fascination of inro & boxes  What inro are (how worn), about the artists and choice of subject matter.

Netsuke, ojime & inro really belong together  Why they belong together although often collected separately.

Keeping and handling Japanese inro

Netsuke cord holes (himotoshi)  About inspecting and recognising antique netsuke by the cord holes.






'Painting with Light' - Limited Edition Prints

High Quality Limited Edition Pictures for Sale by John Neville Cohen.
Limited Edition Prints
'Painting with Light' high quality prints, limited to just 8, of each picture for sale.

Painting with Light A selection of award winning photography by John Neville Cohen.

Painting with light John Cohen created his own 'special effect' techniques without any darkroom, or computer, by photographing projected images - all these techniques are fully described.

New digital pictures Stunning new digital pictures by John.

Abstract pictures Digital abstract pictures by John without using fractal methods.

Prices Details of the edition number, sizes and prices.

New Possibilities for Art Consultants and Interior Designers   Examples of how John
will alter the colours of any of his pictures and then create a new study especially for you, without any obligation.  

Press Release Information and suggestions for a Press Release 2010.

Evidence News paper cuttings, Arts Review, R.P.S. Journal etc. about John's photography.

Evidence Letters about John's photography from famous people.

Terms Conditions of purchase.






Royalty Free Stock photos

Copyright free stock photos 'PHOTOBACKINGS 100' is published on a PhotoCD.  consisting of 100 large 18MB background pictures that will not date, for both PC or Mac. 

Details of Photobackings 100  Provides a good idea of all the content.

  Full information on the specification.

Contact sheet 1 photographs 01 - 20

Contact sheet 2 photographs 21 - 40

Contact sheet 3 photographs 41 - 60

Contact sheet 4 photographs 61 - 80

Contact sheet 5 photographs 81 - 100


Returns policy  Sets out what to do if there are any problems with an order.

Order form
  To order direct from the publisher online.

Order form to fax or post





A unique, illustrated postage stamp album with beautiful watercolour paintings by Richard Hillman. The concept and design by Betty and George Cohen for stamps from all over the world.


Postage Stamps For Little People  
See all the pages and paintings for a unique way of collecting stamps.

The Planning & Paintings for The Album  
Shows the first sketches and paintings and an amusing letter.






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Joseph Cohen & The History of Jacey Cinemas 
Information on our family business created by my Grandfather Joseph Cohen.

Additional notes by John Neville Cohen.

Detailed history of each individual cinema.

British Pathe News that featuredJacey Cinemas Ltd
1950 Broadcasts by Pathe News that feature Jacey Cinemas Ltd.

About 300 images from our scrapbook of newspaper cuttings and photographs.

About Kenneth Rive (our close friend) who introduced the best of continental films to the UK.

About Joseph Cohen's Charity, Singers Hill Synagogue, his Masonic Lodge and the Roads named after him.




(Author John Neville Cohen)


The Magic Lantern

Photographic magic or special effects
Amazing photographic special effects, without any darkroom or computer, all are fully explained in this 'How to do it' article with examples and all the secrets are revealed!


Contents  This is the home page of Photographic Magic.


Exhibitions, reviews & awards  Dates of one man exhibitions, quotes and various award details.

Preface & acknowledgements By John.

Introduction to the author  By Sir George F. Pollock Bt., M.A., F.R.P.S., F.R.S.A. 

Article list of chapters
  All the following chapters can easily be found from this page.

What exactly is needed
  Shows all that is required for these techniques.

Chapter 1 - The Magic Lantern  The free 'How to do it' photographic course by John N. Cohen.

Chapter 2 - Adding texture

Chapter 3 - Distortions & reflections

Chapter 4 - Crystal patterns

Chapter 5 - The subject becomes the screen

Chapter 6 - Sandwiching

Chapter 7 - Two projectors & image blending

Chapter 8 - Spirit of Spring & other examples

Chapter 9 - Filter blending & more projectors

Chapter 10 - Rear projection & inspired accidents





The Poetic portfolio An exhibition of 75 unique 'special effect' photographs by John Neville Cohen

About the Magic lantern & the portfolio  Go from this page to the portfolio exhibition or to the 'How to do it' article.

Exhibition the first 15 photographs
  The first group of award winning photographs.

Exhibition 16 to 30 photographs

Exhibition 31 to 45 photographs

Exhibition 46 to 60 photographs

Exhibition 61 to 75 photographs






Actuality PhotoDigital Photography, Design and Publishing Studio - various examples, including many special effects, created by award winning photographer John Neville Cohen.


Photography & design statement also about the table shot

Some special effect examples

Architectural Studies

Photography as an essential part of the product

Product shot examples

TV commercial sample

Graphic design





(Author John Neville Cohen)



Articles  Index page to all of the articles


Interesting New Possibilities for Art Consultants and Interior Designers About new pictures with required colours especially for you, without any obligation.

An Amazing and Unique Kodachrome Transparency About the first transparency with both a negative and a positive image on the same emulsion.

The Magical Magic Lantern and Painting with Light How the projector lives up to its earlier name and enabled John to invent 'Painting with Light' to create his award winning pictures.

A unique and little known way of 'Painting With Light' Describes John's invented technique used to create his award winning pictures.

The Magic Lantern Pure Photographic 'Special Effects'without a Computer or a Darkroom! Describes (in this free article) and  explains exactly how to do it.





(Author John Neville Cohen)

Classic Jensen cars Lots of information, photos and an article on Jensen British classic cars of the early 1960's particularly the Jensen 541S and CV8


The Jensen article by John N. Cohen  All about values & the 541S and CV8 classic cars.

The Jensen article page 2  Classic car awards, Jensen as pioneers & ease of maintenance.

The Jensen article page 3  All about the luxurious & special features of these cars.

The Jensen article page 4  The sexy looks and rarity of the manual drive 541S.

The Jensen information page 1  Includes the following four items: -

Jensen new cars  A new Jensen car.

The private Jensen car collection  John & Trudy's collection.

History of our CV8  About our very special CV8.

CV8 Road tests  The fastest 4 seat car of its time.

The Jensen information page 2  Includes the following three items: -

541S production details

Books on Jensen

'1 JON registration number 

What do we drive now?  Since emigrating, having sold all our cars, we now have an Audi A6 allroad.




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