Mario Testino


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:


American Vogue January 2015 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: January 2015
The Cumby Show
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: December 2014
Kate’s World
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: December 2014
Shanghai Tang Silk Road Fragrance 2015
Shanghai Tang (Advertising)
published: December 2014
Woman of the Year
Vanity Fair (Editorial)
published: December 2014
Vanity Fair December 2014 Cover
Vanity Fair (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2014
British Vogue December 2014 Covers
British Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2014
Burberry Body Fragrance 2014
Burberry (Advertising)
season: Winter 2014
Beauty November 2014
Vogue Japan (Editorial)
published: November 2014
V Magazine Winter 2014 Cover
V Magazine (Magazine Cover)
season: Winter 2014

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