The Magic Lantern


About 'Painting with Light' using Kodachrome

A Free 'How to' Article by John Neville Cohen


Equipment required to create photographs like 'Butterfly country' and  'Spirit of Spring'


The author created most of his pictures on Kodachrome transparecy film.

But many of these described images can also be created with digital cameras.




To the author by Sir George Pollock Bt., M.A., F.R.P.S., F.R.S.A.  

Reviews and Exhibitions
Information, Awards, Exhibitions and Reviews.

"How To do it" Article for Free
Preface, Acknowledgements, plus details of what is required.   'The Magic lantern' article' is a guide of how to exactly do this form of photography.  To go direct to the list of chapters click on the central  button below.


To the content Chapters of the "How to" article





The poetic portfolio consists of an exhibition of 75 photographs, created by John Neville Cohen,  including about 35% new works that have never been published or exhibited before.

Please note all of these photographs are at a very low resolution, for speed, and ease of use on the internet.  These images only provide an idea of the composition and are not representative of the quality of the original photographs.

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All images and text, within this site, are copyright and may not be copied, other than for personal reference, without written permission.  1996 John N. Cohen.





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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 Monroe, 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.

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