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:


V Magazine Spring 2013 Covers
V Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: March 2013
Ochirly S/S 13
Ochirly (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2013
British Vogue March 2013 Cover
British Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: March 2013
Model Mania
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: January 2013
Kate by Mario
Vogue Espana (Editorial)
published: December 2012
Jolgorio Y Algarabia
Vogue Espana (Editorial)
published: December 2012
Swept Away
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: December 2012
Vogue Espana December 2012 Cover
Vogue Espana (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2012
Allure December 2012 Cover
Allure Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2012

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