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:


Etro S/S 2015 Campaign
Etro (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2015
Vanity Fair February 2015 Cover
Vanity Fair U.S. (Magazine Cover)
published: February 2015
By Mario
Vogue China (Editorial)
published: February 2015
Heat Wave
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: February 2015
American Vogue February 2015 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: February 2015
Dakota Rising
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: February 2015
Albion Cosmetics 2015
Various Campaigns (Advertising)
published: Spring 2015
Dolce & Gabbana Intense Fragrance 2015
Dolce & Gabbana (Advertising)
published: Spring 2015
Michael Kors Jasmine Fragrance 2015
Michael Kors (Advertising)
published: Spring 2015
In Your Face Exhibition Berlin by Mario ...
Exhibition (Other)
published: January 2015

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