Nick Onken and Fred first met when he hired him to shoot branding images for Fred’s photography business. That was 2008. Fast forward to 2014 and not only have they become great friends but for much of that time, Nick served as one of Fred’s creative mentors. For that we are forever grateful. He possesses a youthful way of looking at the world in front of him—a unique blend of music, community, food, and pop culture.
One thing we love about Nick is that the guy has a big heart. He is genuinely interested in people. In an effort to give back and inspire, he recently created a podcast that explores the entrepreneurial journeys of creatives he has personally come to know over the years. He’s interviewed over a dozen friends who are are up to big things in their lives—music moguls, dancers, non-profits, actors, and fashion designers—all living a unique and inspiring story. We listen on a regular basis and always walk away inspired to continue pursuing our own vision. When Nick recently asked to sit down with Fred, her was honored to dive back into his own creative journey and look back at exactly how he got from here to there.
You can listen here and check out the rest of the photo story Nick created. It’s a a real treat being photographed by Nick…so of course Fred had to pogo around SoHo.