It’s posted in my bio, but Im sure most people still don’t know that I was an amateur magician a couple years back. I consider magic to be a piece of art, a well thought out example of creative expression. Still to this day I love the feel of a crisp just opened deck of casino quality playing cards gently gripped between the fingers. I love the sound of playing cards as their shuffled, riffled, dribbled and sprung and would find enjoyment in just playing with the 52 pasteboards all day long. I myself have close to 30 decks of playing cards in various colors, shapes and sizes, many of which are special limited edition decks that I rarely play with in fear of destroying them. Its kind of like my mini gallery of fine art playing cards haha. Theres literally random cards stuck to my ceiling, which makes for a great conversation starter for those who I have over to the studio. I know the stories behind the cards, and over the years have acquired many stories of my own.
Yet, even though I have this fascination with these 2.5×3.5 in. sheets of quality paper, I often dread playing any card games haha. When I look at cards I immediately associate them with magic and would much rather make cards disappear then yell out go fish. I do make exceptions for the occasional poker game (No one trusts me for whatever reason), or games of B.S., but typically few and far between. I love mystery and have always been intrigued by the mystique of magi and their exotic craft. I love combining multiple creative forces into one piece of art, in this case my passion for magic with my passion for photography. I look to do a series in the future dedicated to the art and mystery of magic.