Artisan of Imagery™
For the past twenty years, Nigel Barker has been taking the worlds of fashion, beauty and entertainment by storm. He's regarded internationally as the renowned photographer and judge on the show, America's Next Top Model. Cycle 17 premieres September 2011. The show airs in more than 146 countries and is watched by more than 100 million people per week. Barker's presence in the fashion, beauty and entertainment industries has resulted in an array of exciting projects including films, commercials, spokesperson roles, his first book, photographic exhibitions, international editorial assignments and the creation of his own show, The Shot on VH1.
"When scouting any location, it's important to
work out where the sun will be when you
actually shoot. Give yourself time to set up in
advance of the perfect light's arrival. The sun
waits for no one."
His directorial debut was a highly acclaimed documentary that he also produced called, A Sealed Fate? - followed by, Generation Free and Haiti: Hunger and Hope, which partner with respective charities: The Humane Society of the United States, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the Edeyo Foundation, to highlight some of our world's most pressing issues. Additionally, Barker is involved with the USO and is a celebrity ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Do Something organization and campaign shooter for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.
Barker's unique positioning as photographer, filmmaker, author and father has secured him highly successful spokesperson positions for prominent brands including, Microsoft, Sony, Crest White Strips and Nine West. Nigel appears along side Justin Timberlake and Peyton Manning in Sony's 2010 national ad campaign. In addition, he has lent his personality to television and feature film cameos, event hosting and presenting. Nigel appeared as a celebrity judge for the 2008 Miss America Pageant and had cameo roles on several TV series including, The Young & The Restless, Privileged, Stylista, Style Her Famous and Ugly Betty as well as a cameo role in the not yet released feature film, Arthur (2011) with Jennifer Garner, Russell Brand, Nick Nolte and Helen Mirren. And, he has hosted and presented for many events including 2007, 2008 and 2010 Emmys on Fox, the 2008 and 2009 Go Green galas in New York, the Genesis Awards and the 2010 Global Fashion Awards.
Barker authored his first and much anticipated book, Nigel Barker's Beauty Equation: Revealing a Better and More Beautiful You. The book guides the reader through a series of self-portrait and journaling challenges, which help the reader to discover their inner beauty by building confidence and self-esteem and in turn, enhance their outer beauty.
Nigel Barker lives in New York City with his wife, Cristen and their two children Jack and Jasmine.