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Interviewed on Foxy Asia Magazine

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I’ve been featured and interviewed on Foxy Asia Magazine. LOVE the intro, really well written and it makes me feel good about myself:

G’day indeed.

Hailing from down under, photographer Justin Fox is one of the hottest in the game, with his drool-inducing Insta babes and a knack for framing some of the sultriest camera angles possible.

Preferring to shoot in natural light than in meticulously lit studios, Justin’s works stand out for their sunlit glow and laid-back atmosphere. “I used to shoot only on weekends, so I really tried to capture that lazy Sunday vibe in my shots,” he explains. This is evident in the images he produces, which convey an intimacy borne of organic moments shared between photographer and model, a refreshing change from the often artificial, overly designed images so common these days.

Justin’s shots provide glimpses into moments of truth and reality, a fitting artistic vision for someone who’s so candid and real about his life as a photographer in this exclusive interview with Foxy Asia Magazine.

Oh, and he also shoots nudes.

Justin, first of all thank you for spending some time with Foxy Asia Magazine.
How did you get into photography?

Hey guys, thanks for the opportunity! When I was in design school my mum handed me her vintage Canon SLR. I was in a 3-piece rock band at the time. I wore heels, leggings, had long hair braids… I just tried to look as weird as possible! I had truly amazingly strange friends and I’d often shoot them with the SLR, and shoot myself on timer (selfies before the term “selfie” was even around!). I dated a girl who let me shoot her nude and I’ve shot with pretty much all my girlfriends ever since. 

What were your biggest challenges when starting out?

Learning how to use the camera! When I started out I didn’t have much of an idea of what I was doing with the SLR, but I loved it and took it everywhere with me. I used Ilford film and I’d get the rolls done at the 1hr lab for whack results. 20 years later I still find the camera, and all it’s functions, challenging as I’m not the most technically adept photographer (I just shoot in aperture priority mode at 1.4 and that’s it!).

How would you describe your style of photography? How did you go about creating your own style?

I used to shoot only on weekends, so I really tried to capture that lazy Sunday vibe in my shots. Tonnes of natural light, soft environments (my couch or my bed). I like shooting into the light, which makes for “blown out” shots which has become a part of my style. I shoot at 1.4 and so I’m always focusing on the one thing, this makes me get right in the mix and close to my models, what comes out are intimate shots where you feel like you’re in the shots, rather than looking at a girl from afar. Above all I’m a professional designer by trade so I really know how to frame a shot well. 

Who was your first photo shoot with? How did it go?

I’ve had many previous intimate nude shoots with ex-girlfriends but my first shoot that started a whole lot more shoots was with a girl who we shot for ZEN Garage. At the time I was only shooting behind the scenes material, but I found that the pro photographers we used were way too slow in getting their images to us, so one day I thought fuck it. I’m going to shoot the girls myself, and that stuck. 

You had your old IG account (@justinfoxau) for a long time and had a large number of followers. Why did you delete that account and leave IG?

Yeah I had 13k followers which isn’t so bad for a guy, but last year I really hit rock bottom. I felt like I had no reason to live, so on a whim I thought fuck Instagram and just hit the delete button. Finally my mother dragged me into my family GP, who diagnosed me with depression. I got on the meds, saw a psychiatrist and psychologists. I still see a psychiatrist today but I’ve cut down on the medication a lot from when I first started them early January this year.

Can you tell us more about your battle with depression. How long have you suffered from it and what do you think brought it on? How have you coped with it?

Drugs. I love drugs. I love being wasted. I’ve been smoking weed since I was in high school (I’m 44 this month). Last year I was smoking an ounce of weed a week. I’d wake up at 4:20AM and smoke bongs until midnight. I didn’t sleep in my bed and just crashed on the couch. I gamed hard and watched every single documentary on serial killers I could. I never showered, sometimes I’d pee in empty soft drink bottles instead of walking to the toilet. In the end I think a whole year of not sleeping properly was what really fucked me up. I used to ask “why” people managed to do crazy shit (mass murders, etc), but now I realised the real question was “how” and the answer is usually not sleeping for days at a a time. That’s sure as fuck to drive anyone crazy! The therapy hasn’t really helped, what did help was having a close friend move in and support me for 2 whole weeks. Early January I smashed my bong and I’ve not smoked weed since (but now I drink, a LOT!). 

Why did you decide to come back to IG now?

I started a new design studio this year, and have been doing some really crap corporate logo design work for the past few months. It’s been killing me, and I’ve had to sack a few clients as I just can’t do shit work anymore. I love photography. I love the 1-on-1 nature of how I shoot, and I especially love the positive feedback girls give me after they’ve shot with me and seen the results. Just last week I’ve decided to drop graphic design for good (unless it’s genuinely working on a project which excites me) and focus on photography as a full time profession. 

What would you like to be remembered for?

For being real. 

Before we let you go, any final words you’d like to say to your fans and followers? Anyone in particular you’d like to send a shout out to?

Just thanks. I’m not an easy guy to back, and I’m an even harder to hang with. I put my friends through the wringer time and time again, but I have amazing friends and fans who have supported me in more ways than they realise. So, gratitude, and a sincere thanks to all those who get me and continue to give me energy.

Visit: https://foxyasiamagazine.com/check-out-the-erotic-nsfw-work-of-australian-photographer-justin-fox/

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Nanami Cowdroy Peace Pins

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We just shot these awesome Nanami Cowdroy Art Peace Pins in the new studio! For every Peace Pin sold, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Australian Red Cross. Each pin is signed by Nanami too.

You can buy them direct on her online shop: https://nanamicowdroy.com/collections/accessories/products/peace-pin-white-tsuru

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Threesome business cards by Moo

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Our Threesome Business Cards are in! We’re not made of money… yet?! So as much as I would have loved to get legit cards lovingly made by The Distillery, we used Moo instead. The cards came out real nice! They’re super thick, feature a red stripe on all edges and the rounded corners make a difference. Now to get them out there!

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Threesome Mondays

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I’m legit getting fat! 65kg’s from 51kg’s when I was fucked up last year.

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Threesome RAID

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Backing up my 2010 iMac’s hard drives to this today (soooo slow). So good to have a proper storage system for the first time in my life though!

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Din Tai Fung + Timezone

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Great vibes on a night out with Threesome Crew. We’re really getting along, it’s fucking awesome!

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Threesome Studio

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Test shots of Viv in our new Threesome photo studio! They came out real nice!

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Facebook censorship rant

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I often write opinion pieces in order to get shit off my chest. Recently I boosted a video post of us (Threesome) launching our new photo studio and Facebook denied the boost. I wasn’t so upset as I’m sure facebook has flagged anything I post, but Dianne was upset enough to write a rant about it, and I fucking love her rant! I had no idea she could write SO WELL. I love her writing style. Read up:

Where’s the thin white line?

Today, we are bombarded with images that are hypersexualised in nature. It’s everywhere. Walk along the street and you’ll see an ad with a model selling skimpy underwear, a pouty set of lips with bright red lipstick with a suggestive tongue or finger to sell makeup, heck, even guys are not immune to being sexualised with rock hard abs of steel the must have in any jeans ad.

Sex sells. No doubt about it.

We are living in a time when it’s everywhere and it’s impossible to avoid unless you were to pack up and live as a hermit in the desert.

There’s nothing wrong with it – it’s just a sign of the times. There is and always will be an ever present thin white line between what is considered okay to be seen and what is considered too lewd.

A quick search of Australia’s Ad Standards cases with the keyword “sex” brings up a myriad of cases, but the number of cases that are dismissed by the panel far outweigh the cases upheld. In other words, the majority of the complaints that are made by members of the public taking an issue with something simply because they themselves find it offensive.

There’s nothing wrong with this either. What one person finds offensive is subjective. That’s why there is the Ad Standards avenue for people to get their complaints reviewed.

Where there is an issue is when social media companies like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter et cetera – who owe their success to their audience utilising their platforms and businesses that use their platform to advertise – start preempting issues.

In response to complaints they make the decision to bow down to the lowest common denominator and the thin white line gets moved as far right as possible. Their reasoning becomes that of “why risk any complaints at all” is problematic because in doing so they make the decision for us of what is acceptable.

In the most extreme, some may argue that they have taken onto themselves to limit free speech and dictate to their audience what content they see.

Sure, it’s their platform, their rules – but where does it stop? Who decides what is ‘okay’ and what isn’t?

We recently went afoul of these rules when we attempted to promote a video of a recent model shoot in our studio from our Facebook page only to have it rejected because “We don’t allow ads with content that features sexually suggestive positioning or that shows a lot of skin (even if it’s for an artistic or education reason) because of their highly sensitive nature.”

Really? Below is an ad that has been taken from Facebook and a screenshot what is probably (but hardly) the most “suggestive” part of the video. Why is a lingerie ad with a model showing plenty of skin acceptable whereas a video showing a studio shoot with model showing a tiny bit of midriff not?

Unfortunately there is nothing you can do about it. You can request a ‘review’ but all you get back is a bot generated generic response identical to the rejection.

Again, their platform, their rules and if we (as small businesses) want to continue using it as a tool to reach potential customers then we have to comply. However, it is our choice to use their platform.

With the direction that Facebook is going in there are already companies that are making the move to leave for a myriad of reasons – whether it be a reaction to the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal or their bait and switch tactic of giving a business free access to their followers before pulling this and putting out their hands for money to continue reaching them. Those in themselves are huge issues, but that’s a whole other Pandora’s box to deal with.

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My Patreon is coming along

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When I shoot with Viv, we now shoot for Patreon, both hers, and mine. Her clients go wild over the stuff, and I’ve had more than a few guys over the years wishing I would send them uncensored photos, so we figure we’d go all out and take some pretty damn saucy stuff for the fans.

I’m now making $442/month on Patreon. This is legitimately helping me out with every day living expenses. I mean, hey! It’s enough to pay for the groceries (I currently only do a food shop every 2 weeks but will start shopping every week!). Thanks to all who have supported me on Patreon. I’ve now got 3 more new girls to shoot who I hope will also let me shoot and upload photos which are too hot for Instagram to my Patreon.

Visit (obviously NSFW!): https://www.patreon.com/zengarage

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Sundays at Byron

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My ex-gf and business partner of 7 years Caryn Gillespie has just set up new accommodation at Byron Bay. Her touch is on everything, the place looks amazing!

She’s offering an introductory offer of $250/night (That’s a steal! I’ll be there soon!!!). She’s only just set up her Instagram page, please check out and follow: https://www.instagram.com/sundaysatbyron/

PS: She’s looking for influencers to help promote her new apartments so if you know anyone keen on a getaway (couples would be good!) please tag them in the comments below!

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