We had the good fortune of connecting with Nox Nohi and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nox, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Being creative, artistic, and adventurous is the soul of purpose being human from my point of view. If I’m not creating or being artistic I feel like I’m drowning in the mundane.
Even if I don’t have my camera with me I see things in a creative light. Pursuing this life just made sense to me no matter the risk
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
If you ask my friends what sets me apart from others is my ability to make something out of nothing. Being able to take a poorly lit concert and extract as much energy as possible in to a photo.
What I’m most proud of and what I’m most excited about go hand in hand and is a full circle of all of the work I’ve put in for the last decade. I’ll be heading out on Tour with Crown Magentar on a 35 day tour doing photos, videos, and selling merch which is an absolute dream.
I got to where I am now with insane amounts of hard work, grit, patience, and always fighting off imposter syndrome. Those closest to me are always there to support me and help me overcome obstacles, whither it was a technical or personal obstacle there were their to be a sounding board for me.
I learned so many lessons but the biggest ones is no matter where you’re at in life. Follow you dreams and do the things that bring you real happiness. I want the world to know that life is too short to not be doing the things love.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
You give me a week long trip in Colorado and I’ll take you wonder places.
Catch a show at The Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, Marquis Theater in Denver, and Mesa Theater in Grand junction.
Eat the best food at The Brutal Poodle & Kumas Corner in Denver, grab an order of brownies & cake pops from The baked brownie, Bin 707 and Suehiro in Grand Junction are must.
There are so many amazing places in this state but the town of Glenwood Spring, CO is my favorite. Soaking at Iron Mountian Hot Springs and staying at the The Hotel Colorado and exploring that whole area is my personal favorite.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
So many people deserve credit in my story and success.
Tyler Kosec and Jake Thompson are first on this list. Those guys kept pushing me to be creative and gave me nothing but love and encouragement since day one and kept nagging at me to buy a camera.
Eric “Psikotyk” Smith had a huge hand in showing the how the music industry does and doesn’t work. Taught me to not focus on one area but how to become a multi tool in the industry.
All of Colorado Hardcore & Metal and those adjacent. The wonderful humans in Fox Lake, Mouth for War, Mindz Eye, Empty Cages, Blind To Life, Iamtheshotgun, Wall of the Fallen, MNMLST, Long/Last, It’s always sunny in Tijuana. To keep it shortish. If I ever took their picture they deserve credit.
Last but not least, Matthew Windsor and all of Maverick City Hardcore.
The work and effort that Matt and them put into building a small DIY hardcore and metal scene in Grand Junction left a profound effect on me. Matt was the first person to hire me back in 2007 to do graphics and banners for his old band on MySpace and run the merch table which launched me into the creative world and also taught me to be a multi tool in the industry and really inspired me as a teenager with his drive to be relentlessly creative and played a huge part in my screen printing career as well.
There are so many more I’d like credit who inspire me.
All photos were taken and edited by me.