The Magic Lantern

My way
of
'Painting With Light'

Projection Photography

Two Projectors and a blended portrait

Contents


Exhibitions & Awards

Details of one man exhibitions, reviews and awards


Introduction to The Author
by
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.

 
The National Science and Media Museum


'The Photography and Photographic Technology Section' of The National Science and Media Museum based in Bradford is closed for redevelopment, but Claire Mayoh
(the archive and library manager) has confirmed that a public reference has been added: -  

NSMM
Research Library Book database. 

Reference: 
770.05.COH 
Author: 
Cohen, John Neville 

Title: 
Painting With Light By Projection Photography: Pure Photography Using Light & Film.

Description: Essay and references to the pioneering technique developed by John Neville Cohen, which enabled the creation of ‘Spirit of Spring’, the first ever Kodachrome transparency that had both a portrait and a negative image of a tulip, on the same emulsion. [E-Resource]


 

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

No Darkroom - No Computer Required

What Exactly is Needed?

John Neville Cohen a British photographer who is known for his creative and artistic use of projection photography whose exploration of light painting transcends traditional boundaries. His special effects using projectors, crystals, and reflections adds layers of complexity, inviting viewers to engage with his stunning, sophisticated art that defies expectations, all created without a darkroom, a computer, or expensive equipment. He has won several international awards and exhibited his work in New York, Europe, and London. His invented techniques are shared for free in this article.


Painting with light, Projection photograpy, or light painting, 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.

 Painting with light, Projection photograpy, or light painting, Adding Texture by John Neville Cohen

Page 2.

Adding Texture


Portrait on Fabrics by John Neville Cohen Texture

Page 2.

Adding Texture


Painting with light, Projection photograpy, or light painting, Portrait on a Feather, by John Neville Cohen

Page 2.

Adding Texture

Painting with light, Projection photograpy, or light painting,  Reflections of projected images, by John Neville Cohen

Page 3.

Distortion & Reflections


Painting with light, Projection photograpy, or light painting, Distortions of projected images by John Neville Cohen

Page 3.

Distortion & Reflections

Painting with light, Projection photograpy, or light painting, with Crystals

Page 4.

Crystal Patterns

Painting with light, Projection photograpy, or light painting, Masking and how the  screen becomes the Subject.

Page 5.

The Subject Becomes The Screen

Painting with light, Projection photograpy, or light painting, Using Colour negatives as well as transparencies

Page 6.

Sandwiching

Painting with light, Projection photograpy, or light painting, Blending with two projectors and masking

Page 7.

Two Projectors and Blending


Painting with light, Projection photograpy, or light painting, Blending with two projectors

Page 7.

Two Projectors and Blending


Painting with light, Projection photograpy, or light painting, Masking with two projectors

Page 7.

Two Projectors and Blending

Painting with light, Projection photograpy, or light painting, to create Spirit of Spring

Page 8.

Spirit of Spring and Other Examples


Painting with light, Projection photograpy, or light painting, Blending colour with black and white images

Page 8.

Another Example


Painting with light, Projection photograpy, or light painting, A portrait with a crystal, and an image of splashed paint

Page 8.

Another Example

Painting with light, Projection photograpy, or light painting, Using colour filters to blend.

Page 9.

Filter Blending and More Projectors


Painting with light, Projection photograpy, or light painting, Three projectors to blend even more.

Page 9.

Filter Blending and More Projectors

Painting with light, Projection photograpy, or light painting, 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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DIRECT QUICK LINKS

 www.artist-john-cohen.net  
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
My Blog

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

'Light-Painting'
John Cohen created his own 'special effect' techniques without any darkroom chemistry, or computer. Involves photographing projected images - all these techniques are fully described.

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

Special Effects See these very original special effects that are exciting to achieve on film without going digital