For the first time ever, famed photographer and The Face host Nigel Barker is making his personal work available commercially through an exclusive collaboration with Art.com. The collection includes more than 270 photographic prints with one of three themes—travel, fashion and photojournalism. The prints can even be custom framed to perfectly suit any space. Nigel answers some of our burning questions about the collection and the upcoming season of The Face.
OK!: What makes now a good time to release some of your personal work?
Nigel Barker: When it’s right it’s right. People know my fashion work, but my personal work isn’t about selling a frock or fragrance. Rather, it’s a celebration of life and this magical world we often take for granted.
OK!: How did you decide which images you wanted to include in the collection?
NB: The editing process is always hard. Some of the collections on Art.com, like Ice World, Haiti and Montauk, were curated by galleries where they were first displayed. The others were selected by me and represent what I like, what I hope and what I see. It’s a very personal opinion and what works for one person doesn’t always work for the next. You just need to have conviction.
OK!: What’s your all-time favorite location to shoot?
NB: Ha! Other than a white wall in a studio, probably Point Clear, Alabama with my wife. We spend a month a year enjoying the spectacular sunsets, the Gulf of Mexico and the beautiful light that’s abundant in the south.
OK!: What changes do you think you’d make to the next season of The Face?
NB: To be a success in TV you have to embrace change and understand when you have a great recipe—don’t mess with it! That said, after the great reception season 1 enjoyed we are able to up the ante for season 2 with even bigger names and more spectacular campaigns. The Face truly is a glimpse at the fast lane of fashion.
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