Justin Bieber’s Photographer Interview on HUFFPOST LIVE
Traveling Photographer Nick Onken joins HuffPost Live to discuss his recent experience alongside Justin Bieber in Guatemala, their volunteer work for “Pencils Of Promise” & fulfilling his obligation as a world citizen by giving back with his photos.
Justin Bieber & Pencil of Promise in Guatemala. Photo by Nick Onken
Nick said that traveling off the beaten path with Justin gave him a glimpse into the ‘unguarded side’ of the pop star.
Everyone wants to talk to him, everyone wants a piece and so he’s always on guard, all the time. So what was amazing is I got to experience an unguarded side of Justin. The big-hearted, wants to help the world and make the world a better place Justin. And I really got to see that authenticity.
I can see how the world of celebrity and everything can really shelter him and put him on guard all the time. So to go to a place where nobody knows who he is and that was, I think, an incredible experience for him because we were so far into the jungle that we got there and people just saw him as another foreigner that wants to help and help build the schools.
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Another pic of Justin visited a poor community in Guatemala. He teams up with Pencil of Promise to build schools in Guatemala.
@crazykhalil: So grateful to have been apart of this amazing cause, definitely an eye opening experience. Thank you @JustinBieber @Scooterbraun & @Adambraun for giving me the chance to help make a difference. @pencilsofpromise
@justinbieber: I gave my little friend Ricardo my sunglasses he was showing his friends what the sun looked like with them on … Let’s all help change the world
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Justin spent the weekend in Guatemala City, joining a team from the charity Pencils of Promise (PoP) and building a school for local, underprivileged children in the area. The funds for the project were raised by his “Believe tour” and Justin tweeted that it was an especially “powerful and humbling” experience.
In a video posted on his Youtube, Justin says the town was overrun with poverty — “I’m not talking about poor, I’m talking about 10 people living in a little shack.” Video HERE.
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