This is a question I get asked a lot. No Moxy isn’t my real name, it isn’t even a derivative of my real name…. it is a true nickname.
So where did it all start?
First, there was Rock C (sounds like Roxy) but was actually short for Rock Chicken
I was learning the acoustic guitar and found a videographer friend to teach me. He asked if I wanted to learn the electric guitar instead, apparently, I was really enthusiastic and he said “Rock Chick coming through” and I said (being of an older generation), “Rock Chicken more like” and it was shortened to Rock C.
Then came Foxy
I later worked alongside a photographer who had difficulty with his “Rs”, so I became Foxy as a joke.
Finally, along came Moxy
Later in time, I took up a contract photographing shotguns. When I accepted the post I was told that I would be given a nickname if I hadn’t got one already. Well being a male-dominated (although not so much anymore) business, there was NO WAY, I was going to declare my nickname of Foxy, So Moxy was born, and I am afraid she is here to stay.
… oh and by the way, they were going to call me “David”