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:


Printemps/Dior Christmas 2012 Campaign
Printemps (Advertising)
published: November 2012
Kate: The Kate Moss Book (The 8 Book Cov...
Book (Other)
published: November 2012
King George
Vogue Paris (Editorial)
published: October 2012
Michael Kors FALL 2012 Eyewear Campaign
Michael Kors (Advertising)
published: October 2012
Vogue Brasil October 2012 Cover
Vogue Brasil (Magazine Cover)
published: October 2012
Vogue Paris October 2012 Cover
Vogue Paris (Magazine Cover)
published: October 2012
American Vogue October 2012 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: October 2012
British Vogue October 2012 Cover
British Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: October 2012
Versace pour homme Fragrance for Men Con...
Versace (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2012
Versace Yellow Diamond Fragrance Contrac...
Versace (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2012

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