Barker opened his own photo studio, Studio NB, in the now-fashionable Meat Packing District in Manhattan.
Barker has shot editorials for GQ, Interview, Seventeen, Town & Country (magazine), Lucky, Tatler, and Cover.
Nigel Barker (born 27 April 1972) 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.
Original judge Janice Dickinson left in 2005 with several revolving judges over the later seasons including Twiggy and Paulina Porizkova.
Andre Leon Talley joined in 2010 along with a high fashion upgrade for the show that included a partnership with Italian Vogue.
Barker wound up being a finalist on the show, which started his modeling career.
I have a man, who was much bigger than me, push me to the ground, grab me and pull my trousers and pants down. I thought I had done the wrong thing, I thought I had done the bad thing.
I’m now exposed and screaming and thrashing.” Barker said he “luckily” managed to escape the attack by kicking him and running away, however, didn’t tell a family member about what had happened to him for several years. I didn’t tell anyone, I didn’t tell my parents, I didn’t tell my brothers. And it was something that stuck with me for a very, very long time and it was actually only when another member of my family discussed actually being assaulted that all of a sudden that I came out and was like ‘well it happened to me too.’ At which point people were like ‘well, what are you talking about?
The fashion photographer, who was born and grew up in London, said the assault happened when he was walking the mile and a half journey to school at eight-years-old.
After he guided the approximately 40-year-old man to what he thought was his destination, he was pushed into an apartment block by the man .