This St. Louis, Missouri native was inspired to take the road towards the world of film when his family spent their vacations in Hollywood in his youth.
Spending hours touring sound stages and camping out at the Chateau Marmont on Sunset Blvd, Nicks decided to study photography at Washington University in his home town.
After graduating from the Art Centre of Design in Pasadena, he started working as a commercial and fashion photographer.
His impressive work led him up the ladder and to clients like Tommy Hilfiger, Guess and Polo Sport, as well as leaving his mark in magazines like VOGUE and G.Q.
By 1997, Nicks decided to transfer his talent into moving pictures, starting with television commercials.
His work impressed the industry, earning him awards such as the U.S. ComedyArts Festival Award for The World's Funniest Commercial, and a Director's Guild nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement.
Aside from publishing his advertising and fashion photographs, he released his first book of published work entitled, Kustom, in the fall of 2000.