PLEASE NOTE: This is written in the third person, because I have compiled all this from a number of previously published sources, so everything on this page has been written, or said, by someone else, but I did not want to include even more quotations, than I have already.
What is Special About the
Amazing Art of
John Neville Cohen is really an artist
who uses photography. Photographer’s record reality and the best
do that really well, but John creates amazing fantasy from reality!
His beautiful pictures surprise, intrigue and make quite a statement!
The first time ‘The London Salon Trophy’, a much-coveted International award for artistic photography had ever been awarded for a colour photograph was for 'Spirit of Spring’ in 1967. John was the not only the youngest salon member ever to have received it, but it was also the very first time a transparency and a negative appeared on the same film emulsion. Although technically extraordinary, it is more importantly a very fine work of art.
Spirit of Spring
John’s discovery was based on simply photographing projected images that were not always projected on to a screen and the chosen screen often became the subject of the picture; John has photographed projected images on to a feather, a flower, a shell, a butterfly wing, and even on to the edges of the pages of a book!
He built up a collection of around 75 studies that led to over 20 One-Man Exhibitions of his photographs (some sponsored by Kodak) in New York, London, The Edinburgh Festival and many other UK & USA Cities. At Photo Expo (famous photographers were lucky to have 3 pictures included at 'Photo Expo 68') but a wall of over 60 pictures was devoted to John.
"A woman's face was exquisitely metamorphosed with the cup of a yellow tulip - a Femme - Fleur Picasso might have perpetrated had he taken to photography” Arts Revue.
Sea Nymph's Mirror
John has openly explained that he often starts with an idea and then experiments with various images, but sometimes something unforeseen happened, that sends him down a totally fresh route to create a very different picture than the one he originally planned, often it has been these ‘inspired accidents’ that have since turned out to be his most valued artworks.
John started promoting his high quality limited edition prints since he retired and in a relatively short period of time, he has acquired quite a following on LinkedIn, Facebook, and at various other art sites on the Internet, like Flickr, where so many have chosen his pictures as 'favourites'.
John is now over 70 and is still currently creating pictures (one of the latest is 'Roller'). His pictures certainly cause interest, adding a bright new dimension to any wall. So sophisticated, always a talking point, appealing to all age groups.
One must not forget that John's reality photography is outstanding too (as can be seen in 'Montmartre') and some of these are also published as limited edition prints.
For serious art buyers and art lovers there are still some of the prints for sale. To buy an artwork by John, it is still possible to purchase a print, although they are limited to only 8 of each picture. Not yet one of the big names, but these pictures do have great investment potential and now is the best time for astute buyers to buy.
"Art Galleries refer to me as a photographer, but photographers refer to me as an Artist!" John Neville Cohen.
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