Nigel Barker was born in April 27th, 1972 (Age 45 now). He is an English reality TV show personality, fashion photographer, author, spokesperson, filmmaker, and former model. He is best known for his participation as a judge and photographer on the reality show America's Next Top Model, and is now the host of reality show The Face.
Nigel Barker's photography
Barker opened his own photo studio, StudioNB, in the now-fashionable Meat Packing District in Manhattan. Barker has shot editorials for GQ, Interview, Seventeen, Town & Country (magazine), Lucky, Tatler, and Cover. He has shot advertising campaigns for Land's End, Leviev, Nicole Miller, Nine West, Ted Baker, Jordache, Pamella Rolland, Beefeater, Ford, and Sony.
Special Photography Techniques
For the most part he uses shallow depth of field. He also frequently uses a fast shutter speed so he can keep up with the models.
Who Does Nigel Barker Work For?
Barker used to work the T.V. show "America's Next Top Model (ANTM)." On the show he was a photographer and a judge.He was on the show for 17/21 cycles. (2004-2012)
He was fired along with Jay Manuel (creative director) and J. Alexander (modeling coach) from ANTM because they had re-casted several models because they wanted to boost the ratings for the 18th cycle.
Currently, he is the host of a T.V. show called "The Face."
Type of Cameras and Lens That Barker Works With
Nigel’s definitely got an independent streak in terms of gear. During episodes of America’s Next Top Model, Nigel can be seen using Phase One medium-format cameras with digital backs, which are almost certainly rented for the show.
Other times, Nigel’s main camera is the full-frame, 24.6 megapixel Sony A900.
He thinks that Sony A900 is the best digital SLR camera her had ever shot with. This camera weighted perfectly and has a range of Zeiss lenses. The color reproduction is also gorgeous.
For lenses, Nigel uses the best of the best Sony/Zeiss lenses, including the 135mm f/1.8, and the 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom.
Type of Lighting That Nigel Barker Primarily Uses
Profoto 7a and 7b packs. He uses direct lighting because he takes many portrait shots.
How Does Nigel Barker Became a Photographer
He planned on studies in medicine, but Barker's mother entered him into a televised model search on The Clothes Show. Barker wound up being a finalist on the show, which started his modeling career. He modeled for around 10 years . As a young model, he observed that the fashion industry was changing. Being adaptable to change and loving the fashion industry, in 1996, he transitioned himself from model to fashion photographer.
Interesting Story About Nigel Barker
WHEN IT COMES TO HIS PARTY OUTFITS, HE PREFERS TO TAKE INSPIRATION FROM THE '80S
"The '50s and '60s are my favorite decade. When it comes to suits, and sophistication, the '50s and '60s are where I look. When it comes to partying and going out, the '70s and '80s are more of my thing. There is such a sense of fun there. "
The Reason That I Choose This Photographer
The reason that I choose this photographer is because that the main style of his photography is fashion and I'm pretty interested about that. He also has many interesting ideas about pictures shooting. He also has lots of great pictures.