Mario Testino

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


Other credits: Director, Model




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:


American Vogue February 2011 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: February 2011
Vogue Nippon January 2011 Kate Moss Spec...
Vogue Japan (Editorial)
published: January 2011
Tuscan Turnaround
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: January 2011
GQ January 2011 Cover
GQ Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: January 2011
British Vogue January 2011 Cover
British Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: January 2011
Versace Accessories S/S 11
Versace (Advertising)
published: December 2010
American Vogue December 2010 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2010
Star Girls
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: December 2010
British Vogue December 2010 Cover
British Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2010
V Man Winter 2010 Cover
V Man (Magazine Cover)
published: November 2010

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