The series was conceptualized by Barker to emphasize the impact of his subjects, who he found delivered their most authentic emotion when dressed simply in a favorite pair of jeans.
Says Nigel, “The essence of a timeless image is authenticity and as a portrait photographer who’s worked in fashion for the past 15 years, it’s always been my mission to unlock the narrative behind every subject no matter how subtle or obvious. Honesty is found in the eyes, and of course the movement of the body, as only a truly free spirit has the luxury of spontaneity. My job is to create that environment even for just a split second to enable me to capture a moment that is truly RAW.”
Nigel Barker has been a creative force for new ideas in the worlds of fashion, beauty and entertainment for the past 20 years. He is internationally renowned for his photography and his creative presence in all areas of the fashion, beauty and entertainment industries has been stylized by and array of fascinating projects.
Nigel's work has included commercials, spokesperson roles, books, photograph exhibitions, international editorial assignments and the creation of his own show, The Shot on VH1. After 17 seasons as the judge on the hit show, “America’s Next Top Model,” Nigel recently served as the host on the Oxygen Network’s “The Face,” alongside supermodels Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha.