Today we’d like to introduce you to Mike Fox.
Mike, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
The vision all started growing up in Bowling Green, KY and at the age of 18, my life has changed all from a camera. The camera opened up a new world to me. From using a borrowed Canon camera for yearbook club in high school to owning my own Nikon gear – the journey has been long and challenging but most importantly, rewarding.
Fast forward to now and I am an internationally published lifestyle photographer who’s been blessed enough to capture many cities, countries, and cultures around the world. I’ve experienced so much along the way that I wanted to share the journey with an actual audience and inspire them to do whatever they wanted to do in life. This lead to the creation of The Fox Magazine, a lifestyle publication focused on beginnings, creativity, and risk.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The road is never smooth in my opinion. There will always be struggles, but the way we deal with them gets smoother. My biggest struggle on this journey has been finding the right tools, platforms, and suppliers to actually create at a higher level with a limited amount of resources. This applies to photography, business and entrepreneurship in general. Mentors have helped with this struggle many many times, and I am thankful for the people I’ve connected with to further this journey.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about The Fox Magazine – what should we know?
My work expands across a few industries with a focus on lifestyle. First starting with photography, it has expanded into media publishing that has also expanded into e-commerce and events. There are still more projects on the way to build a complete portfolio / one-stop-shop for dreamers to take action and achieve success.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
This is definitely not a solo effort!
I’ve had many mentors, coaches, friends, family, team members and even clients that have played a big role in getting to the point where I am today. In high school, my soccer coach at Warren Central High School encouraged me to take photography a little more serious and gave me the opportunity to photograph my first paid shoot of his two young daughters. I was pretty trash at soccer, so I’m glad he pushed the seriousness of photography on me lol. Shoutout to Coach Alford for sparking the vision.
Mentors come at different times in life, but what I’ve learned is never take the information for granted even if it is delivered in a way we may not want or expect. Different people have different perspectives and experiences, so it’s important to be open-minded for progress and definitely for success. Thanks to all the mentors and supporters that have believed in the vision.
- Website: http://thefoxmagazine.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefoxicon
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefoxmagazine
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/thefoxmag
- Other: www.mikefox.photo