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Remembering Steve Fox

I’ve always loved this photo of Steve and I taken at Casselman’s the night Colorado passed Amendment 64. I'm usually too busy behind the camera to stop, think, and ask for photos of myself with others, but I'm now so grateful that I have this one. I’ll always cherish it and the memories it preserves.

Steve Fox was someone I really looked up to… literally, because he was super-tall and figuratively, because I respected his work ethic, his intelligence and the way he treated others. I met him very early on in my cannabis career, and from the moment I met him, he was nothing but kind and respectful.

When we first met, as I was only beginning my work in cannabis, I likely came across as a silly young girl randomly following everyone around with a camera... but he treated me as an equal from day one. He showed a sincere interest and appreciation for my work and even went so far as to introduce me to a few other people I now call dear friends.

Kim Sidwell and Steve Fox Photographed On Election Night 2012
Kim Sidwell and Steve Fox Photographed On Election Night 2012

His support and respect meant the world to me. Unfortunately, I never managed to tell him that, beyond a simple “thank you”. That simple “thank you” didn’t cut it. The direct and indirect impact his presence had on me personally cannot be overstated… nor can my gratitude for his friendship and his contributions to this community.

He worked to accomplish more in his life than most of us can only dream of. Steve was never motivated by getting ‘credit’ for his work, but every dispensary owner, bud tender, product manufacturer, cannabis influencer and even every cannabis consumer in Colorado (and elsewhere) owes Steve their utmost respect.

To say he’ll be missed is an understatement. I’m devastated to hear of his passing and can only offer my sincerest condolence to his family and loved ones. Rest In Peace, Steve.

Learn more about Steve and his incredible contributions in this 9news story featuring some of my favorite images I've taken of Steve over the years ...and PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION to help Steve's family during this difficult time.



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