Rachael Noel Fox tells stories constantly, performs always, writes sometimes, draws infrequently, paints occasionally, models rarely, and photographs often. The ratio between these activities vacillates wildly.
Hatched three months early and weighing 2.5 pounds, Fox entered the world, and against all medical odds, survived. Childhood weekends were spent falling asleep under a starry sky of glow-in-the-dark stickered ceiling to the sounds of Dad’s rock-n-roll band practice next door, while weekdays had her tagging along in a photographic dark room, or to fine art classes at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art with Mom. By age seven Fox was drawing charcoals of nude models, sitting for portrait classes, and was cast for a sculpture installation directed by (the artist of questionable integrity) Grigory Gurevich which, now bronzed, still stands in Newark Penn Station.
During this time, Fox also briefly modeled for the Ford agency, and still has regretful memories of wrecking her audition for a Hello Kitty commercial due to enthusiastic over-exuberance. She spent the next eight years dedicated to studying and performing theatre acting. Her life’s goal: to move to London and someday be cast as a companion on Doctor Who. Sadly, Doctor Who was cancelled during her grade school years, so, in line with her geeky nature, her rabid focus turned to comic books.
It was in the midst of late childhood that her internal framework and wiring started to crumble, and the pain and health issues began. The adolescence and early adulthood that followed were… interesting.
Due to worsening vision problems, Fox relocated to the public transportation mecca of New York City in her early 20’s. Chronic illness continued to affect her eyes and hands, so her once constant and beloved activities of reading, writing, and drawing slowed to an occasional crawl, ripping away her dreams of comic book creating. It was during this period of artistic anorexia that she happened upon a digital camera left behind in a Manhattan cafe. Photography became her newest artistic outlet and constant companion, her health very often an unfortunate source of inspiration.
Fox’s resume ranges from corporate clients like Acclivity Software, to the artisic documenting of performance artist Coralee Lynn Rose. Her work has been featured by: the BBC World Service, writer Warren Ellis, Hi-5 Gallery, the Jonathan Levine Gallery, the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Local Project Gallery, and more. She has also been a contributing guest on the podcasts Nerd Geek Dork and Star Wars Minute, as well as famed freeform NJ radio station WFMU.