Mario Testino

Ph: Mario Testino, Scott Schuman | Street shot of Mario by Scott Schuman


Other credits: Director, Model




Nationality: Peru
One of fashion's most sought-after snappers, Mario Testino was born in 1954 in Lima, Peru. He came to London in 1976, took a flat in an abandoned hospital near Trafalgar Square, and began selling portfolios (for £25, including hair and make-up) to wannabe models. Today he is best known for his highly polished, exotically bright ad campaigns and his exquisitely styled photographs of the couture scene all of which carry a deceptive air of nonchalance. Now at the top of his profession, Testino has shot Madonna for Versace as well as photographing the late Diana, Princess of Wales for her famous Vanity Fair cover in 1997. His popularity with designers and fashion editors stems as much from his professionalism and good nature as his unerring ability to take beautiful pictures which sell clothes. (Bio from website:

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GQ UK May 2014 Cover
Various Covers (Magazine Cover)
published: May 2014
Follow Me
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: April 2014
Miami Heat
Vogue Paris (Editorial)
published: April 2014
Vogue Paris April 2014 Cover
Vogue Paris (Magazine Cover)
published: April 2014
Stuart Weitzman S/S 14
Stuart Weitzman (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2014
Burberry S/S 14
Burberry (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2014
credits: Director, Photographer
director: Mario Testino
Sexy Beast
V Man (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2014
V Man S/S 14 Cover
V Man (Magazine Cover)
season: Spring/Summer 2014
Naked Fashion
Vogue Germany (Editorial)
published: March 2014
COCO MADEMOISELLE Fragrance Contract 201...
Chanel Beauty (Advertising)
published: March 2014
director: Joe Wright

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