Photo Magic - Special Effects Photography




John Neville Cohen



"...regarded as one of Britain's most original photographers."   The Times

"To Cohen, the impossible in colour merely takes a little longer..."   Photography Year Book


Photo Magic - secrets revealed of special effects photography without a darkroom, a computer, or expensive equipment, by top international award winning photographer John N. Cohen.  This truly is camera magic and once read, anybody can do it!


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Photo magic - special effects photography

John devised his own techniques of photographic magic and special effects to create a beautiful portfolio of 75 original photographs.  Many have won awards but this gallery exhibition also includes some new pictures that have never been published before.

These 'How to' tutorials in his article carefully describe exactly  how these photographs were created, aimed at the amateur, but professional photographers will certainly find this of interest too. 

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Articles for New Collectors
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. (Author John Neville Cohen) 

The Cohen Collection 
of 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 British 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 Free 'Special Effects' Photography Course
Amazing to see what can be done without any expensive equipment, computer, or darkroom, all achieved with a projector - the magical magic lantern.  All details of this extraordinary technique are clearly explained.  (Author John Neville Cohen) 

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 and property.

Commercial Photography 
Professional photography and graphic design by Actuality photodigital.

Postage Stamps For Little People 
to 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 the family.

John N Cohen's blog