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Topic: Photos of magicians performing cups and balls
Message: Posted by: francisngkl (Feb 22, 2011 11:43AM)
I wonder if there are nice photos of grandmasters or yourself in action with the cups. I l will look like this by the time I am qualified to show you guys.

http://www.gifts4magicians.com/p/product/0911181791-Chinese+cups+and+balls+bronze/

Francis
Message: Posted by: dpe666 (Feb 22, 2011 11:02PM)
Not exactly "in action", but... http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i326/DavidDevlin666/DevlinFlyerMASTER-1.jpg :devilish:
Message: Posted by: francisngkl (Feb 22, 2011 11:11PM)
Thank you! Hope to see more members in action.

Francis
Message: Posted by: Payne (Feb 23, 2011 06:09AM)
Here's a couple

[img]http://www.masterpaynemagic.com/shipcups.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.masterpaynemagic.com/venice.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: Andrew Zuber (Feb 23, 2011 06:36AM)
Great pictures, Payne. Where was the second one taken?
Message: Posted by: fortasse (Feb 23, 2011 07:35AM)
Nice pics, Payne. The great, big cup in the first picture - is that a photographic distortion or is the cup really as big as it appears to be?
Message: Posted by: Oliver Ross (Feb 23, 2011 07:42AM)
If I'm right Payne's second picture was taken in Venice (hint : you've got the word "gondole" on a green card in the left back of the picture).

Oliver.
Message: Posted by: Andrew Zuber (Feb 23, 2011 08:50AM)
Ah as in Gondola! I was trying to figure that out but too lazy/preoccupied to Google it. Makes sense. Now I'm extra jealous...I'm dying to see Italy!
Thanks Oliver :)
Message: Posted by: francisngkl (Feb 23, 2011 09:46AM)
Found Tom Frank at this website

http://www.flickr.com/photos/17453487@N05/4972591392/
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Feb 23, 2011 10:32AM)
Two different personas (pre-long hair, too), in two different venues. From the country club to the street...

[img]http://themagiccompany.com/2010e_cups01.jpg[/img]
[img]http://themagiccompany.com/2010e_cups02.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: Andrew Zuber (Feb 23, 2011 10:44AM)
Very nice, Michael - these are fun to see!
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Feb 23, 2011 12:03PM)
The backgrounds on Master Payne's snaps are a dead giveaway. Venice is obvious from the dome, not the sign and the other, large shot, background looks like the sky in Seattle on the one day last year without rain. :kermit: :cups: :kermit:
Message: Posted by: francisngkl (Feb 23, 2011 12:39PM)
It seems each photo wants to tell it's glorious moments, so authentic...
Hi kentfgunn, I could not access your facebook photo.. Not sure if it's just me with my iPad.

Francis
Message: Posted by: Andrew Zuber (Feb 23, 2011 01:09PM)
Pete - forgive me for not being more traveled. I'm only LIVING in friggin' Europe :P

Francis - Kent hasn't posted on here (unless he did and then made his photos disappear.)
Message: Posted by: francisngkl (Feb 23, 2011 01:49PM)
Hi Andrew, I thought he did with a link, just after your previous message.. It's must be magic!
Francis
Message: Posted by: fortasse (Feb 23, 2011 04:45PM)
Nice pictures, Michael.
Message: Posted by: Payne (Feb 23, 2011 11:12PM)
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On 2011-02-23 08:35, fortasse wrote:
Nice pics, Payne. The great, big cup in the first picture - is that a photographic distortion or is the cup really as big as it appears to be?
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No photo distortion. It's a big cup. Well flower pot really. I use it instead of a hat for the classic Gazzo ending.
Message: Posted by: mahucharn (Feb 23, 2011 11:53PM)
@Payne, Now THAT is a routine that I would like to see.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Feb 24, 2011 12:17AM)
Here I am, performing the chop cup at the Odeon Theatre, Texas Renaissance Festival, 2000.
http://www.billpalmer.com/cup.jpg
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Feb 24, 2011 12:22AM)
Great shot, Bill.
Message: Posted by: francisngkl (Feb 24, 2011 12:32AM)
Hi Bill, are those custom-made pouches with belt? The costume looks magical.

Francis
Message: Posted by: kentfgunn (Feb 24, 2011 08:35AM)
The pictures, especially Master Payne's are inspiring. Seeing Bill appropriately dressed as a Wizard was also grand fun.

I tried to link some pictures, via facebook, since I actually have no server like all you tech-savvy guys.

Doesn't matter. I don't have the theatrical experience to pull off the styles of MP or BP.

Mr. Baker, I like that you can perform at both ends of the spectrum like that!

Good stuff-

KG
Message: Posted by: Loopback (Feb 24, 2011 09:18AM)
Payne I noticed your mask you are wearing in the Venezia picture. Was this during Carnivale?
Message: Posted by: Payne (Feb 24, 2011 09:30AM)
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On 2011-02-24 10:18, Loopback wrote:
Payne I noticed your mask you are wearing in the Venezia picture. Was this during Carnivale?
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Carnivale is the only time to visit Venice. At least if one is married to a costumer.

[quote]
On 2011-02-24 00:53, mahucharn wrote:
@Payne, Now THAT is a routine that I would like to see.
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See it here in it's entirety

http://vimeo.com/17200188
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Feb 24, 2011 09:44AM)
@michael baker -- thank you.

@francisngkl -- Those pouches were made for me by a fellow named Wolfgang Hengst, who learned leather work in his native Germany. He lived in a small town called Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, for many years. I haven't heard from him in about 14 years now.

The pouches are made with removable flaps so that when I am wandering around in the crowd, I don't have to worry about rude little hands creeping into my pouch and pinching a few spondulicks. ;)

Or rude large hands, for that matter.
Message: Posted by: francisngkl (Feb 24, 2011 10:00AM)
Thanks Bill.

And Master Payne, what a performance. I LOL and my wife has to come out to see if I turn nuts...I enjoy it totally, wish I was there.
Message: Posted by: professorwhut (Feb 24, 2011 10:30AM)
Payne,

Your routine is one of the most entertaining I have ever seen, I am truly inspired.
Thanks for posting it.
Message: Posted by: Oliver Ross (Feb 24, 2011 03:14PM)
[quote]
On 2011-02-23 13:03, Pete Biro wrote:
The backgrounds on Master Payne's snaps are a dead giveaway. Venice is obvious from the dome, not the sign and the other, large shot, background looks like the sky in Seattle on the one day last year without rain. :kermit: :cups: :kermit:
[/quote]

You're right, but since I wasn't really sure about the Dome the little sign helped me... lol

Oliver.
Message: Posted by: kentfgunn (Feb 24, 2011 05:10PM)
http://www.bamagic.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/kent-gunn-ggg1.jpg
Message: Posted by: fortasse (Feb 24, 2011 05:14PM)
Great shot, Bill......same for you, Kent (see, you're pretty tech-savvy after all!)