Mario Testino


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:


Chanel Les Beiges Campaign S/S 13
Chanel Beauty (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2013
Massimo Dutti S/S 13 Campaign
Massimo Dutti (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2013
Etro S/S 13 Campaign
Etro (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2013
Roberto Cavalli S/S 13
Roberto Cavalli (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2013
Michael Kors S/S 13
Michael Kors (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2013
Stuart Weitzman S/S 13
Stuart Weitzman (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2013
Lancome Contract 2013 (S/S 13)
Lancôme (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2013
Burberry S/S 13
Burberry (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2013
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme Fragrance Con...
Dolce & Gabbana (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2013
Only Girls in the World
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: March 2013
director: Balthazar Klarwein

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