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Conversations with Darrius Fox

Today we’d like to introduce you to Darrius Fox.

Hi Darrius, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
Other than travel photos, my first photography experiences involved working events with my uncle and cousins back in middle school. At that time, I was given my first camera, a Canon Rebel XT, and that’s where it all began. Regrettably, I didn’t use it as I could, but it was a good starting point. In college, I inherited my grandfather’s camera, an Olympus Om-1n, and from there on, I would slowly transition over to film photography. Personally, the switch from digital to film wasn’t that foreign of a concept since I was fortunate enough to have taken a film photography class in high school. After confidence in my ability to consistently capture images on film, I have moved on to developing and printing my works. Recently, I purchased a darkroom printer, so I can consolidate and make everything in my own space! Over the years, I’ve also built my cameras and photographic materials inventory.

Can you talk to us about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Everything hasn’t been peachy exactly, but I feel I am making strides. Finding the motivation to shoot is my biggest challenge, which is why I enjoy street photography. There’s something freeing about it: I can shoot as little or as much as I want. I just know what you like to capture and the best way to go about it.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I take my photos exclusively on film. 35mm is my go-to format, but I have cameras for every [surviving] film type. I’m willing to take photos of pretty much anything, so I don’t know how to label myself as an artist. My favorite types of photos to take are candid portraits and street/urban landscapes. Not the most “traditional” photographer, most of my favorite work has been captured by simply walking around town. I aim to capture the natural essence, if that makes any sense.

We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on luck and what role you feel it’s played for you?
I feel like everything happens for a reason. I’m blessed to be in the position I’m in right now. I don’t know if I would call it luck. You have to be ready when the opportunity arises, and I think I’ve done well with my chances.

Pricing:

  • Photoshoots: $300 for 90 min
  • Events: $600 for 4 hours
  • Additional studio fee
  • Additional rolls: $30

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Image Credits
Personal photo taken by Kenyetta Riddick (IG: kenyettariddick)

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