A couple of weeks ago, I traveled down to Salisbury to perform at a birthday party. I took my wife and we arrived a few hours early to explore Salisbury, which seems like a lovely place.
The party was hosted on the patio at a picturesque hotel, next to a river. It was a lovely setting for cocktails and close-up magic and I had a lot of fun performing for the fifty or so guests for a couple of hours. Kelly Brown, a fantastic photographer, was at the event and took the following photos of me:
I recently performed magic at a wedding in Cheltenham (see my Magician Cheltenham page), where I met a fantastic wedding photographer called Mark Chivers. His photos are amongst the best that have been taken of me at an event and he’s allowed me to post them here. Check out his wedding photographer website for more info.
I always tell other close-up magicians that the key to a great magician’s website is amazing photography. Regular visitors of this site may notice the recent addition of some amazing portrait shots by photography wizard Nigel Byde.
I have worked with Nigel on many projects over the past five years. He took the photos for my first book for magicians, has taken thousands of photographs at the magician convention that I organise and continues to take photographs for the books that I publish for magicians.
All of the portrait shots on this website are his work (taken across five or six studio sessions) so feel free to take a look around the site and check out the work of the best photographer I know—he’s a real magician when it comes to photography!