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My Life's Experiences and Business Ventures by John Neville Cohen

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

Projection Photography the Best Form of Painting With Light
Pure photography using only light and film
to create special effects, even with colour reversal film, without any digital software, or darkroom chemistry!

See how to be far more artistic and how to do it

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 Ltd 
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.

My Blog
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Contents of All the Interests of John Neville Cohen

Contemporary Art


Snuff Bottles



Special Effect Photography

History of Jacey Cinemas Ltd.

Unique Stamp Collecting Album For Little People.

Classic 541S & CV8 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.

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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 of the Asian Antiques  Provides a good idea of the contents. 

More Information of 'The Cohen Collection' Publication  Specification and brief notes by the authors.

A Small Selection of the Asian Antiques  A few more photographs of pieces from 'The Cohen Collection'.

Notes about Publishing 'The Cohen Collection'  Provides an insight as to the advantages of this website that are not possible with a printed book.

Quotations by Neil K. Davey, Robert Hall, Richard Marchant and Clare Chu  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 Email or Post


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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 & describes 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, even if expensive at the time of purchase. 

Amazing Pictures from Flaws in Stones!  How natural inclusions were formed in to pictures on stone snuff bottles.

Inside Painted Chinese Snuff Bottles Describes certain unusual aspects of inside painted snuff bottles, that 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
  How to look after your pieces.

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 pure photography 'special effect' techniques in the 1960's to produce amazing images on colour reversal film (such as Kodachrome).   Without any darkroom chemistry, or computer, by photographing projected images - all these techniques are fully described.

Projection Photography the Best Form of Painting With Light Pure photography using only light and film to create special effects, even with colour reversal film, without any digital software, or darkroom chemistry!

See how to be far more artistic without going digital, and learn how to do it with film.

John Cohen created his own 'special effect' techniques without any darkroom chemistry, or computer. Involves 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.

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 similar study especially for you, without any obligation.  

Press Release About John's Photography
Information and suggestions for a Press Release written in 2010.

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

Famous People's Letters about John's photography
Letters about John's photography from famous people.

Terms that apply to John's Limited Edition Prints
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
  An Order Form to print out.


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.



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 Featured Jacey 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.


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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 of The Magic Lantern  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 before computers were available, 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



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 Articles by John Neville Cohen  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, based on any of John's creations, 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.


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Classic Jensen Cars Lots of information, photos and an article on Jensen British classic cars of the early 1960's particularly the Jensen 541S manual drive and a special 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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Netsuke, Snuff Bottle, John Neville Cohen, photography, Limited edition prints, classic cars, Jacey Cinemas, Jade, Stamp Album, Asian antiques, Cohen Collection, Photographic Magic, Jensen Classic Cars, Photobackings 100, John Neville Cohen, Commercial Photography