Mario Testino

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


Other credits: Director, Model, Designer




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:


Vanity Fair November 2013 Cover
Vanity Fair (Magazine Cover)
published: November 2013
American Vogue November 2013 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: November 2013
Michael Kors Holiday 2013
Michael Kors (Advertising)
published: October 2013
Michael Kors Resort 2014 Campaign
Michael Kors (Advertising)
published: October 2013
Vogue Paris October 2013 Cover
Vogue Paris (Magazine Cover)
published: October 2013
play Burberry Body Tender Fragrance 20...
Burberry Prorsum (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
Versace Bright Crystal Absolu Fragrance ...
Versace (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
Document F/W 13 Covers
Document Journal (Magazine Cover)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme 2013 (F/W 13)
Dolce & Gabbana (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
JLove Fragrance 2013
Fragrance (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013

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