INFORMATION THAT MIGHT HELP FOR PREPARING A PRESS RELEASE
PLEASE NOTE: This is written in the third person, because I have compiled this from a number of previously published sources, so everything on this page has been written, or said, by someone else, but I did not want to include even more quotations, than I have already.
What is Special
About the Amazing Art of
John Neville Cohen is really
an artist who uses photography. Photographer’s record reality
and the best do that really well, but John creates amazing fantasy from
reality! His beautiful pictures surprise, intrigue and make quite
The first time ‘The London Salon Trophy’, a much-coveted International award for artistic photography had ever been awarded for a colour photograph was for 'Spirit of Spring’ in 1967. John was the not only the youngest salon member ever to have received it, but it was also the very first time a transparency and a negative appeared on the same film emulsion. Although technically extraordinary, it is more importantly a very fine work of art.
John’s discovery was based on simply photographing projected images that were not always projected on to a screen and the chosen screen often became the subject of the picture; John has photographed projected images on to a feather, a flower, a shell, a butterfly wing, and even on to the edges of the pages of a book!
He built up a collection of
around 75 studies that led to over 20 One-Man Exhibitions of his
photographs (some sponsored by Kodak) in New York, London, The
Edinburgh Festival and many other UK & USA Cities. At Photo Expo (famous photographers were lucky to
have 3 pictures included at 'Photo Expo 68') but a wall of over 60
pictures was devoted to John.
"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
John has openly explained
that he often starts with an idea and then experiments with various
images, but sometimes something unforeseen happened, that sends him down
a totally fresh route to create a very different picture than the one he
originally planned, often it has been these ‘inspired accidents’
that have since turned out to be his most valued artworks.
John started promoting his high quality limited edition prints since he retired and in a relatively short period of time, he has acquired quite a following on LinkedIn, Facebook, and at various other art sites on the Internet, like Flickr, where so many have chosen his pictures as 'favourites'.
With so much success in the 1960’s one might well wonder why John is not by now far better known.
There is a reason; John was involved in the family business, running an independent chain of specialist cinemas; he had become a director, having started as a projectionist, and was responsible for the ‘front of house’ publicity and he really enjoyed the business he was in.
His photography in those days, even with all the success he had, was still simply his hobby!
John is now over 70 and is still currently creating pictures (one of the latest is 'Roller'). His pictures certainly cause interest, adding a bright new dimension to any wall. So sophisticated, always a talking point, appealing to all age groups.
One must not forget that John's reality photography is outstanding too (as can be seen in 'Montmartre') and some of these are also published as limited edition prints.
For serious art buyers and art lovers there are still some of the prints for sale. To buy an artwork by John, it is still possible to purchase a print, although they are limited to only 8 of each picture. Not yet one of the big names, but these pictures do have great investment potential and now is the best time for astute buyers to buy.
Galleries refer to me as a photographer, but photographers refer to me
as an Artist!"
John N. Cohen’s web http://www.artist-john-cohen.net/index.htm
YouTube John talks about 'Painting with Light' http://www.youtube.com/user/jncohen40
John Neville Cohen’s contact details http://www.artist-john-cohen.net/Contact.htm