INFORMATION THAT MIGHT HELP PREPARE 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.
Special About the Amazing Art
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 a statement!
The first time ‘The London Salon Trophy’, a much-coveted International award for artistic photography had ever been awarded for a colour photograph (printed from a Kodachrome transparency) was for 'Spirit of Spring’ in 1967. John was 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.
Spirit of Spring
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.
woman's face was exquisitely metamorphosed with the cup of a yellow
tulip - a Femme - Fleur Picasso might have perpetrated had he taken to
Sea Nymph's Mirror
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 only 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 well over 75 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.
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.
"Art Galleries refer to me as a photographer, but photographers refer to me as an Artist!"
John Neville Cohen.
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For Much More About John: -
Reviews and Exhibitions http://www.artist-john-cohen.net/Reviews.htm
Sir George Pollock Introduction http://www.artist-john-cohen.net/Introduction.htm
YouTube John talks about 'Painting with Light' http://www.youtube.com/user/jncohen40
Facebook Fan Page http://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/Painting-With-Light/208903157734
Fine Art America http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/john-neville-cohen.html
Rhizome at the New Museum New York http://rhizome.org/profile.php?1075241
John Cohen’s websites: -
Antique Reference: Japanese Netsuke, Inro, Chinese Snuff Bottles, Pendants, Jade http://www.jncohen.com
History of Jacey
Cinemas Ltd and Joseph Cohen
A Very Special
Stamp Collecting Album
Cars from the early 1960's
Painting with Light http://www.artist-john-cohen.net
John Neville Cohen’s contact details http://www.artist-john-cohen.net/Contact.htm