Rachael Noel Fox tells stories constantly, writes sometimes, draws infrequently, paints occasionally, models rarely, and photographs often. The ratio between these activities vacillates wildly.
Bursting forth three months early and weighing 2.5 pounds, Fox entered the world, and against all medical odds, survived. Childhood weekends were spent falling asleep listening to the sounds of Dad’s rock-n-roll band practice next door, while weekdays had her tagging along in a photographic dark room, to fine art classes at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, or the Ford Modeling Agency with Mom. By age seven Fox was attending acting classes, drawing charcoals of nude models, sitting for portrait classes, and was cast for a sculpture installation directed by Grigory Gurevich which, now bronzed, still stands in Newark Penn Station.
It was in the midst of late childhood that her stamina started to crumble, and the mysterious pain and health issues began. Teen years were a flurry of emotional trauma and relocations, leaving medical needs neglected and ignored. In her early 20’s, due to worsening vision problems and subsequent fear of driving, Fox relocated to New York City. 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. 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. Quite used to being used as an object for art by others, she soon learned to turn the camera on herself, her health very often an unfortunate source of inspiration.
Fox’s resume ranges from website content for corporate clients like Acclivity Software, to the artistic 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, and now co-hosts a weekly podcast about General Hospital called Planet Lumina. (yes, really.)