The Magic Lantern

My way of 'Painting With Light'


John Neville Cohen

Projection Photography

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

The author created his pictures on Kodachrome transparecy film, but many of these described images can also be created with digital cameras.

All these 'Special Effects' were invented and created in the early 1960's, prior to Computers, Digital Cameras and programs such as Photoshop.   

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 exactly to do this form of photography.  

To go direct to the Contents list of chapters.


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.

All created by using these methods from my transparencies, but the original transparencies are of a much higher quality than these images.

Please also have a look at my limited edition prints for sale at the 'Painting with Light' section.


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

©1960 John N. Cohen

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Articles for New Collectors
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 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 exceptional value 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.

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Commercial Photography  
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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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