Interview with D4i

Name: D4i

Age: 24 Years

Cardistry: 5 Years

From: Japan

I’m best known for my video "Drift".

SHIVRAJ: How did you get into cardistry or where did you see it first?

D4II was watching magic videos on YouTube and coincidentally found a cardistry video (I don't remember which it was). That video impressed me and from then on I started with cardistry.

SHIVRAJ: How would you define 'cardistry' in your own words?


SHIVRAJ: Who/What inspires you the most and why?

D4IMagic tricks inspire me a lot. Most magic tricks (moves) are really "beautiful”. Performing magic tricks perfectly is like an art. So I prefer magic tricks more then cardistry itself.

SHIVRAJ: What is your creative process of making moves?

D4I: While making a move, I try not to look subjective. I try to see my move objectively (using my camera). For me cardistry is all about performance. When someone is watching my moves, I think about “How does one think of my move?” and I think its a important thing to look into.

SHIVRAJ: How do you overcome a 'Creative Block'?

D4ISimply I quit thinking about Cardistry. Make things clear and work on polishing my existing moves.

SHIVRAJ: Describe your style in one word/sentence.

D4I: Weird

SHIVRAJ: What role does the art play in your life or in simple words why do you do it?

D4I: Escapism

SHIVRAJ: How do you think you can help in improving the field of cardistry?

D4IJoining social networking sites like Instagram. Instagram makes it very easy to upload new moves and very fast to get a evaluation. I'll be happy if someone will stimulated by watching my video.

SHIVRAJ: What is your favourite move by you or by someone else? What do you like about it?

D4IMantra by Tobias Levin. I just like the acrobatic one handed move. Just great.


SHIVRAJ: Which is your favourite cardistry video of all time?

D4IOdd Man Out by Spencer Clark.


SHIVRAJ: What do you think about the concept 'Cardestroy'?

D4I: Reusing playing cards is a cool idea. It can do something that a normal straight deck can’t. Cardestroy has high potential of growth!

SHIVRAJ: What genre of music do you mostly listen to?

D4IAnime Songs.

SHIVRAJ: What do you do other than cardistry?

D4I: Watch anime & manga.

SHIVRAJ: What are you further planning to do in your life?

D4II haven't decided yet. 

SHIVRAJ: Any contest/contests you've participated in/won?

D4I: Nope, nothing :(

SHIVRAJ: Any advice for the community?

D4ILets open up the possibility of Cardistry!

SHIVRAJ: Any last thoughts? (If any)

D4I: Nope.

SHIVRAJ: Thanks a lot for your time! Have a nice day, cheers!




Shivraj Morzaria