Nigel's introduction to the fashion industry was during the 1980s when he appeared on a televised model search in England called The Clothes Show.
Nigel attended Bryanston where he achieved A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and planned to study medicine but decided to pursue a modeling career after his mother entered him into a televised model search where he was a finalist and fell in love with modeling. Nigel's love for modeling eventually evolved into photography and is now a world-renowned photographer.
As of 2006, Nigel resides in New York with his wife, Cristen, and his son, Jack.
Nigel has his own photographic studio called StudioNB in New York in which he launched in 1998.
Before becoming a fashion photographer Barker was a noted fashion model, modelling for fashion giants such as Giorgio Armani and Valentino.
Nigel was introduced as a judge during Season 2 of America's Next Top Model.
Nigel is a professional photographer with more than 10 years experience in the industry.
Nigel has been a personal photographer since 1996.
Nigel Barker has been in the fashion industry for over 20 years.
Nigel has been the judge on the most seasons of America's Next Top Model, other than Tyra.
Nigel hopes to help all the Top Model girls with their fashion careers.
Nigel was asked to be on America's Next Top Model by Jay Manuel, who produced and judged the show.
Nigel is of British, Sri Lankan, Portuguese, and Irish origins.
Nigel has been called the quintessential suave photographer by many people.
Nigel has many pictures on his site, of America's Next Top Model photo shoots.
Nigel has shot ads for:
- Ted Barker
- Land's End
In 2005, Nigel was voted one of Reality TV's 'Sexiest Men' on a fan site along with John O'Hurley, Charlie O'Connell, and Jeff Probst among others.
Nigel worked with the modeling company, Ford Models.
Nigel is married to Cristen Chin. The two have been married since September 16, 2001, and together they have a son named Jack.