Mario Testino

Ph: Mario Testino, Scott Schuman | Street shot of Mario by Scott Schuman

Photographer


Other credits: Director, Model

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biography

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: http://www.mariotestino.us/)

updates

 
I don't remember ever not being famous
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: September 2011
You can't possess radiance you can only ...
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: September 2011
I could drink everyone under the table a...
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: September 2011
I wanted more than anything else in the ...
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: September 2011
I know I'm vulgar but would you have me ...
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: September 2011
I couldn't just have a romance it had to...
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: September 2011
Big Girls Need Big Diamonds
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: September 2011
V Magazine Fall 2011 Cover
V Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2011
Allure September 2011 Cover
Allure Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2011
Go East!
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: September 2011
 

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