London, United Kingdom
- Years in Magic
Oliver Smith is a close-up magician from London. His style of magic is fast, visual and practical. He has been performing magic for the past 6 years and created many original tricks.
Which artists have inspired you the most in your work thus far?
Calen Morelli, David Stone and Apollo Robbins. These three performers are extremely creative and their magic is fast and visual.
What advice would you give to new performers just starting today?
Find one trick you enjoy performing and perform it better than anyone else.
What is your creative process - how do you come up with new effects and ideas?
I try and think of trick which would be easy to perform and visual. Once I have an idea I just work on it until I find a good method.
If you could have dinner with any magician, past or present, who would that be and why?
Harry Houdini. The way in which he turned escapology into a performance piece interests me and the fact that he is still known worldwide today is incredible.