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Rising Stars: Meet Doji Fox

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

Hi Doji, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I started out as an abstract artist at a young age, mostly with pastels and charcoal, never really producing anything of significance. I was introduced to photography in high school where I spent a lot of time in the darkroom editing my images to the extent of my imagination and skills at the time.

I took a break for a long time, exploring other avenues of my life. I eventually got back into art with Drawing and oil painting, even taking classes. Once I discovered the early versions of photoshop I became intrigued with photography once again, Photoshop gave me the ability to surpass my dreams, I felt like my art was no longer limited by my abilities or the medium itself. It forced me to dream harder and push myself artistically further than I ever had before. A digital camera and photoshop truly ignited my passion for art, much beyond any of my earlier days.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
As most artists experience, it’s hard to keep inspired and motivated. It’s difficult to get any kind of support, social media can be horrible for your self-esteem and will to keep creating. Not everyone is lucky to find internet success.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
My work is photographic and shot mostly in my studio with models. Sometimes I have concepts I want to capture, other times I just have vague ideas that I hope inspire me as I shoot and evolve into final images as I begin to edit them. I like to think I’m creating work from deep inside my mind that just can’t be defined, like a word on the tip of your tongue that you just can’t remember or a smell you once experienced as a child. I spent a lot of years studying, learning and practicing composite work in photoshop, I think that is my strongest skill.

How do you define success?
Success can only be defined by personal satisfaction. For some that’s money, others it’s fame. These things are nice, but I feel success is mastering your skills and being proud of what you create.

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