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:


Liberdade De Escolha
Vogue Brasil (Editorial)
published: June 2013
Vogue Brasil June 2013 Cover
Vogue Brasil (Magazine Cover)
published: June 2013
The Kate Effect
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: June 2013
American Vogue June 2013 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: June 2013
Vogue Portugal June 2013 Cover (reprint)
Vogue Portugal (Magazine Cover)
published: June 2013
Feathers Will Fly
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: May 2013
V Magazine Summer 2013 Covers
V Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: May 2013
American Vogue May 2013 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: May 2013
Vogue Paris (Editorial)
published: April 2013
Michael Kors Fragrance and Beauty 2013
Michael Kors (Advertising)
published: April 2013

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