Magician Doc Docherty visited my Flatiron Studio for a photo shoot this afternoon. You may have encountered Doc performing on the street, or at a party or restaurant where he does extraordinary card tricks and close-up magic. Doc does not cut women in half, or make elephants disappear. He specializes in tricks that are much more intimate, right in front of you. I have always loved close-up magic. It’s all about the skill of the magician, and doesn’t require assistants or expensive devices designed to fool you. If you think you can tell which cup is hiding the little ball, let me tell you the odds are not in your favor. If you pick a card, go for the Queen of Spades. Very entertaining.