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:


British Vogue December 2011 cover
British Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2011
Michael Kors Cruise 2012
Michael Kors (Advertising)
published: November 2011
The Illusionist
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: November 2011
GQ China November 2011 Cover (reprint)
GQ China (Magazine Cover)
published: November 2011
GQ Russia November 2011 Cover
GQ Russia (Magazine Cover)
published: November 2011
Best Of Beauty
Allure Magazine (Editorial)
published: October 2011
Fabergé F/W 11
Various Campaigns (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2011
Michael by Michael Kors F/W 11
Michael Kors (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2011
Lancome Tresor Midnight Rose Fragrance F...
Lancôme (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2011
Versace pour homme Fragrance for Men Con...
Versace (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2011

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