If you’ve ever watched America’s Next Top Model, or if you know much about the photography industry, you’re sure to know who Nigel Barker is. I had the pleasure of making his acquaintance last year at a private book signing I was invited to, hosted by Scott Shuptrine Interiors in Royal Oak, MI, and it turned out we had a lot in common!
Mr. Barker said that he frequently spends time in Northern Michigan, particularly Petoskey & Bay Harbor, which was so awesome since that’s where I was born and raised! He also really likes being outdoors and cares about the environment!
Unfortunately, this was the only photo I took with him (ah, the irony), but he was incredibly kind and seemed genuinely interested in the people he was meeting with. Fun fact: he offered to squat to take this photo with me, because he is more than 6’5″ tall compared to my 5’6″ stature! While I don’t think I am nearly tall enough to model, he did compliment my outfit, which was so awesome coming from someone who does fashion photography for a living!
You can order a copy of his eye opening book Models of Influence here!