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"Art Galleries refer to me as a photographer, but photographers refer to me as an Artist!"

John Neville Cohen's pictures add a bright new dimension to any wall. So sophisticated, original and contemporary, always a talking point, they intrigue, surprise, yet remain intelligible to all.

John's special pictures are limited to editions of only 8, have great investment potential too! Not yet one of the big names, but Arts Review mentioned Picasso when describing John's 'Spirit of Spring' and the exhibitions to date are impressive. Now is the best time for astute buyers to buy, considering just how very special John's photography is: "regarded as one of Britain's most original photographers." The Times. "A woman's face was exquisitely metamorphosed with the cup of a yellow tulip - a Femme - Fleur Picasso might have perpetrated had he taken to…

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  • Born on June 1
  • Joined March 19, 2012

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About

"Art Galleries refer to me as a photographer, but photographers refer to me as an Artist!"

John Neville Cohen's pictures add a bright new dimension to any wall. So sophisticated, original and contemporary, always a talking point, they intrigue, surprise, yet remain intelligible to all.

John's special pictures are limited to editions of only 8, have great investment potential too! Not yet one of the big names, but Arts Review mentioned Picasso when describing John's 'Spirit of Spring' and the exhibitions to date are impressive. Now is the best time for astute buyers to buy, considering just how very special John's photography is: "regarded as one of Britain's most original photographers." The Times. "A woman's face was exquisitely metamorphosed with the cup of a yellow tulip - a Femme - Fleur Picasso might have perpetrated had he taken to photography." Arts Revue.

John Cohen invented his own unique form of 'Painting with Light' photography (a very different and original 'special effect' technique in the early 1960's), without using any computer, darkroom chemicals, or expensive equipment to create his unique top international award winning transparencies.

His technique is pure photography on film and has nothing to do with moving lights to make light graffiti, or of lighting specific parts of a scene during a long exposure. What it does involve is the photographing of projected images that surprisingly are not often projected on to a screen!

John has found that the projector really lives up to its earlier known name - 'The Magic Lantern', as what can be done with projectors for photographers really is magical!

One of his best known pictures was titled 'Spirit of Spring', this was the first ever picture taken on Kodachrome (transparency film)that included both a negative of a tulip and a positive image of a girl's portrait, all on the same emulsion! This photograph won 'The London Salon Trophy' in 1967; it was then the first time a colour picture was deemed worthy of this much-coveted trophy, for it had only ever been awarded before for Black and White studies. John was also the youngest member to have won it. No one knew at the time, how these pictures were possible, as they were created well before anyone had the use of computers.

Other lower cost pictures are included for sale here that are not limited editions.

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