I feel very proud to have captured Johnny Thompson in full flight.
I saw Slydini perform, Harry Lorayne live, Cy Endfield, Rene Lavand, Tommy Wonder, Ascanio - many great magicians.
Johnny Thompson was a very special case for me because he comes from a generation of magicians that saw Vernon and Charlie Miller, who new Max Malini; this is important because Johnny is a solid gold link in the chain of mastery and excellence from the past.
He stood up on Stage Sunday night and showed all of us how it should be done; impeccable technique, style, class, dignity, humour and grace. For a man of his age, it was astounding.
Michael Close and Paul Vigil did a wonderful job in hosting the conversation with him.
For me as a student of magic, it was a masterclass - in spite of being deaf, Johnny communicated to me through his being, energy and vibe, this is just as powerful as the words he spoke.
As a Photographer, he is one classy gentleman who holds him self well and is a Photographers dream because he looks great and a delight to capture in 35mm.
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