Shadow is not your typical smoker. When he lights up, a tidal wave of astonishment washes through those who see him. He works the crowds in the Wrigleyville neighborhood where he was raised, his magic defies explanation...even close up.
"When I little I was out and about and I seen this guy he was doing all sorts of incredible amazing things...I was real little I was like...I got to figure out to do that," said Shadow.
Shadow creates his own illusions, which, like the floating cigarette, draw crowds.
"Oh my lord it's unreal... it's unbelievable. Where did you come up with this guy? It's unbelievable," said Mark McAllister, spectator.
"To be honest with you, I thought it was amazing. I really did… and I'm shocked," said Gina Manolis, spectator.
"It's a lot of fun. I work pretty much for myself. I'm doing my own thing, making good income. People support me, people love it. They want to see more of it," said Shadow.