Nigel Barker visited Seacrest Studios at Children’s National and patients interviewed him about his career as a photographer and his experience as a judge on the reality show, America’s Next Top Model.
He recalled some of his favorite memories from the show and even shared behind the scenes moments that weren’t on TV. “Do you want to know a secret?” he asked the patients. “When filming America’s Next Top Model, we couldn’t use the air conditioning, and the room would get too hot. Since we sat behind a table and you could only see our waist up, I would sometimes wear swim trunks in the deliberation room! It was kind of like a fashion mullet!” he joked. “Business on the top and party on the bottom!”
When asked what is the hardest thing to take pictures of, one patient quickly said “the inside of a T-Rex!” Nigel laughed and agreed, saying “Yes actually that would be quite difficult. I like the way you’re thinking”! Nigel just finished up the first season of his new show, Top Photographer, a show all about finding the best photographers in the country. “Who doesn’t have a camera these days? We have smartphones and snapchat, everyone is a photographer” he exclaimed.
Patients put his photography tips and tricks to the test and learned how to take the perfect selfie! After the interview, we challenged Nigel to our favorite game of “Close Up” where he viewed extremely zoomed in photos and tried to guess what the object was. Thank you Nigel for making us smile big at Children’s National…we hope to see you soon!