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:


Allure December 2012 Cover
Allure Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2012
Las Majas
Vogue Espana (Editorial)
published: December 2012
Life of the Party
Allure Magazine (Editorial)
published: December 2012
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: December 2012
British Vogue December 2012 Cover
British Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2012
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

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