Meet The Team - Alex
By Damian Jennings - Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Who are you and what do you do at Vanishing Inc. Magic?
I’m Alex Robertson, I help with the customer service.
What got you into magic?
I used to be a barman in a small village pub. One night one of the regular drinkers came in and he showed me a magic trick. I haven’t stopped learning since.
What sort of magic do you do now?
Mostly close up. I also like parlor magic, but I don’t do that as often usually.
Who are you magical heroes?
There are so many heroes out there, but my favourites are Derren Brown and David Blaine. I also like Rune Klan, David Williamson, Oz Pearlman and Etienne Pradier.
What’s your favourite magic book?
“Maximum Entertainment” by Ken Weber is my favourite. The first book I read was “The Royal Road to Card Magic” by Jean Hugard & Frederick Braué, and the one I’m reading right now is “Hidden Agenda” by Roberto Giobbi.
What’s your favourite magic trick? It’s difficult to pick just one, card to wallet is probably the effect I do most often as a finale to a card to pocket routine. Balance is quickly becoming my favourite trick to perform though.
What’s one bit of advice you can share you’ve learned over the years?
Listen, show compassion and try to be a bit better every day. Read “Going Pro” by Andi Gladwin, the eBook is on the website for free!
What Vanishing Inc. tricks do you perform most regularly?
I always have a Phantom Deck with me for close up. I’m a big fan of the roughing stick, and there’s a great download called Randall Flag that’s fun to perform too.
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