Today we’d like to introduce you to Foxy.
Hi Foxy, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers.
I’m a portrait and sports photographer. Mainly taking pictures of underrepresented people in the skate culture. I started by taking roller derby pictures and it has evolved into pictures of people street and park skating.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It’s never an easy road for a BIPOC female person. I work in a world dominated by male counterparts, working within a sub-culture that most people don’t take seriously after adolescence.
It’s important to acknowledge your privilege and question what you think art is versus what you’ve been told it is. If we can see art is everywhere, we can share our voices and continue or start conversations to find the universalities.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I’m a portrait and sports photographer who takes pictures of underrepresented skaters around the world and feature them with a series of questions. – I’m really proud to be welcomed and a part of the skate culture. I love that I am able to showcase people and let them tell their stories.
I think having a diverse background from my past careers sets me apart. I used to be a social worker and I also worked in wealth management. I’m still interested in hearing people’s stories while mathematically calculating light factors and solving camera settings.
Is there something surprising that you feel even people who know you might not know about?
I hope everyone who knows me – knows me well enough to know there’s nothing surprising about me.