The Magic Lantern

My way
'Painting With Light'

Projection Photography

Two Projectors and a blended portrait


Exhibitions & Awards

Details of one man exhibitions, reviews and awards

Introduction to The Author
Sir George F. Pollock Bt., M.A., F.R.P.S., F.R.S.A.

Preface & Acknowledgements

Each chapter is listed below so that you can jump straight to any you wish.
But to begin, for the first time, just click on '
Preface' and continue from here.

 What Exactly is Needed to paint with light using projection photography, by John Neville Cohen

No Darkroom - No Computer Required

What Exactly is Needed?

Transparencies on a Light Box by John Neville Cohen

Page 1 (of 10 pages).

The Magic Lantern Article

"How to"
by John N. Cohen M.inst.D.

 Adding Texture by John Neville Cohen

Page 2.

Adding Texture

Portrait on Fabrics by John Neville Cohen Texture

Page 2.

Adding Texture

Portrait on a Feather, by John Neville Cohen

Page 2.

Adding Texture

Photographing Reflections of projected images, by John Neville Cohen

Page 3.

Distortion & Reflections

Distortions of projected images by John Neville Cohen

Page 3.

Distortion & Reflections

Projecting with Crystals

Page 4.

Crystal Patterns

Masking and how the  screen becomes the Subject.

Page 5.

The Subject Becomes The Screen

Using Colour negatives as well as transparencies

Page 6.


Blending with two projectors and masking

Page 7.

Two Projectors and Blending

Blending with two projectors

Page 7.

Two Projectors and Blending

Masking with two projectors

Page 7.

Two Projectors and Blending

Spirit of Spring

Page 8.

Spirit of Spring and Other Examples

Blending colour with black and white images

Page 8.

Another Example

A portrait with a crystal, and an image of splashed paint

Page 8.

Another Example

Using colour filters to blend.

Page 9.

Filter Blending and More Projectors

Three projectors to blend even more.

Page 9.

Filter Blending and More Projectors

Rear projection plus an image projected on to a leaf.

Page 10.

Rear Projection and Inspired Accidents

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To The Portfolio

The poetic portfolio consists of an exhibition of 75 photographs.

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

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

Asian antiques, Limited edition prints, photography, Jacey Cinema history, Jensen CV8 – 541S, Postage Stamp Album, Netsuke, Snuff Bottles, Jade

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

Juggling a Number of Hats

My Life's Experiences and Business Ventures

John Neville Cohen

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 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.

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.

Not So Distant Famous Relatives of the Bind Side of John's Family.
Marilyn Monroe, Sir Michael Balcon, Arthur Miller, Cecil Day-Lewis & Daniel Day- Lewis 

John Neville Cohen's Blog
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