Fox Gradin’s love of photography began at seven years old with her father’s camera. “My dad taught me everything I knew about my first camera. I experimented with that camera on my family and friends, trying to replicate photos I saw in advertisements and National Geographic magazines.” Her passion for photography grew steadily through high school and college. Under the instruction of Hank Margeson at North Georgia College and State University, Fox developed a style that is a combination of fine art and story telling. Her studies came together in a solo senior exhibit called, Strange Days. Early awards such as the NGCSU Hal B. Rhodes III Artist of the Year, and participation in juried shows such as Faye Gold Selects encouraged her art to grow and develop. Upon graduation, Fox began the creation of Celestial Studios Photography in order to share her vision with others, and offer a unique alternative to standard portrait imagery. “I simply love it, I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do,” she says.
Fox Gradin is a member of the Atlanta Photography Group. She also enjoys participation in art programs at local schools as well as directing summer art camp at the Quinlin Visual Arts Center in Gainesville.