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:


To Rome with Love
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: March 2013
The Emperor's New Clothes
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: March 2013
GQ March 2013 Cover
GQ Magazine U.S. (Magazine Cover)
published: March 2013
Orient Excess
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: March 2013
Asia major
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: March 2013
V Magazine Spring 2013 Covers
V Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: March 2013
Ochirly S/S 13
Ochirly (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2013
British Vogue March 2013 Cover
British Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: March 2013
Model Mania
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: January 2013

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