Let's get something clear...I find "magic" completely unamusing. It's such a trial for me to look interested with that fake smile on my face, as someone repeatedly makes me follow a ball, or select cards. It's the same feeling I have when someone tries to tell me a joke that takes 5 minutes to act out - I'm just not that interested. I agree, I'm a bad person.
That said, I had the opporunity to shoot Will Fern (yes, a magician) for Park Place Magazine a little while ago. Super nice guy. And despite my fears, I'm really pleased with the final shot, which is a composite of many takes with Will flipping the cards into the air.
He's excellent at 52 card pickup. Thanks Will for being such a good sport.