Mario Testino


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:


Interior Lives
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: October 2015
Vogue Paris October 2015 Covers
Vogue Paris (Magazine Cover)
published: October 2015
Cooking Up A Storm
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: October 2015
Vogue China October 2015 Cover
Vogue China (Magazine Cover)
published: October 2015
British Vogue October 2015 Cover
British Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: October 2015
Huawei Watches 2015
Various Campaigns (Advertising)
published: September 2015
Empire Rises
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: September 2015
Forces of Fashion
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: September 2015
Stuart Weitzman F/W 2015
Stuart Weitzman (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2015
American Vogue September 2015 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2015

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