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:


High Plains Drifter
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: May 2012
American Vogue May 2012 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: May 2012
Vogue Paris May 2012 Cover
Vogue Paris (Magazine Cover)
published: May 2012
Versace Bright Crystal Fragrance Contrac...
Versace (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2012
Coco Mademoiselle Fragrance Contract 201...
Chanel (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2012
Versace Yellow Diamond Fragrance Contrac...
Versace (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2012
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue pour homme Fr...
Dolce & Gabbana (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2012
Michael Kors Fragrance Contract S/S 12
Michael Kors (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2012
Burberry Body Fragrance Contract 2012 (S...
Burberry Prorsum (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2012
V Magazine Spain S/S 12 Cover
Spanish V Magazine (Magazine Cover)
season: Spring/Summer 2012

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