Images: Famed Photographer Nigel Barker Takes Page Six Into His Gorgeous West Village Abode & Talks Decorating and Life After America’s Next Top Model

Acclaimed fashion photographer, philanthropist, and former America’s Next Top Model judge and photographer, Nigel Barker and his wife Cristen “Crissy” Chin Barker sat down with Page Six writer Alison Prato at their lovely West Village home to talk decorating, family,  America’s Next Top Model and his new gig as host of Oxygen’s new model reality show The Face, which also stars Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova, and Coco Rocha as coaches. Be sure to pick up today’s issue of Page Six Magazine – free inside the New York Post and online at http://www.nypost.com/pagesixmag. In the meantime please enjoy these stunning images of Nigel and family in their gorgeous abode, and an excerpt of his interview with the publication.

 

 

 

Photographer Nigel Barker, wife Crissy and their two children in their West Village home. Michael Edwards for Page Six Magazine.

 

 

Fashion photographer Nigel Barker’s stunning West Village home. Photo credit: Michael Edwards for Page Six Magazine.

 

 

Framed black and white photographs adorn fashion photographer Nigel Barker’s stunning West Village home. Photo credit: Michael Edwards for Page Six Magazine.

 

 

Fashion photographer Nigel Barker’s stunning West Village home. Photo credit: Michael Edwards for Page Six Magazine.

 

 

Renowned fashion photographer Nigel Barker and wife Crissy in their West Village abode. Photo credit: Michael Edwards for Page Six Magazine.

 

 

Fashion photographer and the host of Oxygen’s The Face, Nigel Barker in his West Village abode. Photo credit: Michael Edwards for Page Six Magazine.

 

 

 

On his treasure-filled home:

“It’s colorful, and it’s real. It has a heartbeat. Everything means something.”

 

Wife Crissy, who describes their apartment as a “souk” adds:

“It’s like those little outdoor market places in Morocco, with knickknacks and collections.”

 

On a treasured portrait of his mother:

“This…is my mama. Crissy said whenever she’s in the kitchen she feels like my mom’s staring at her.”

 

The painting used to hang in the bedroom. “But she got put in the hall, which is far more appropriate,” says Crissy.

 

On pickup lines:

“I had the worst pickup line of all time. I had these terrible mosquito bites, big welts on my arm from the night before. I looked at her and said, ‘You just arrived in Milan? Mosquitoes are really bad this time of year—look at my arm!’”

 

On being axed by Tyra Banks:

“I know it was tough on [Tyra] as well. It’s never easy to fire someone, least of all, of course, a friend. At the same time, this is business, and things change. She’s a good girl, a strong woman, and she’s done a lot with her life. I take my hat off to her, to be honest with you.”

 

On his relationships with former fellow judges André Leon Talley,Twiggy, Miss J and Mr. Jay, and Paulina Porizkova:

“We became good friends. André came to one of my[documentary] screenings the other day in shorts and a T-shirt. That’s the real André.”

 

On his new gig, host of Oxygen’s new model reality competition project The Face:

“It’s a whole new take on the genre. Some people have been comparing it to The Voice in that there will be teams. I’m very excited. It’s going to be a great show.”

 

Check out the entire interview with Nigel Barker and exclusive photos of his home and family today in Page Six Magazine, free inside the New York Post and at http://www.nypost.com/pagesixmag and through the Page Six Magazine app available in the iTunes store.

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