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:


Stefanel S/S 12
Stefanel (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2012
Lancome Contract S/S 12
Lancôme (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2012
Lancome Rouge in Love Campaign S/S 12
Lancôme (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2012
Stuart Weitzman S/S 12
Stuart Weitzman (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2012
Burberry S/S 12
Burberry Prorsum (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2012
Ochirly S/S 2012
Ochirly (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2012
Adriana Lima vs. Doutzen Kroes
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: March 2012
V Magazine Spring 2012 Cover
V Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: March 2012
Testino Royale
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: March 2012
Dreaming in Color
Allure Magazine (Editorial)
published: March 2012

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