Saturday, April 10, 2010

Simon Drake

It is April. In celebration of this blogs one year existence, the whole month will be winner time. Only the coolest and best members of our elite circle of nerds will be featured.

Today: Simon Drake!

Simon Drake is one of the few who really thinks about characters and their "choice" of effects.

The elegant, mystical gentleman, who has to pay a price for doing magic:

The baroque young hell of a chap who dares to play with destiny:

The devilish psychopath, who goes beyond the limit of the common taste.

Yes, Simon Drake knows how to create every single character, how to choose the correct effect and how to present them. Aside from all of that he is a terrific magician who dares to takes paths that so many of us do not dare to go.

Will he reach every possible audience with this kind of approach? Of course not. But this is not the goal. He doesn't do magic "for everyone" resulting in half assed mediocrity, but does a really good show for those who appreciate what he does.

Simon Drake you are a magic winner. Chapeau!

1 comment:

Bizzaro. said...

That silhouette routine is one of my faves!