Mario Testino

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


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:


Vogue Brasil May 2011 Cover
Vogue Brasil (Magazine Cover)
published: May 2011
Wedding Belles
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: May 2011
British Vogue May 2011 Three Covers
British Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: May 2011
Jenny Back on the Block
Vanity Fair (Editorial)
published: April 2011
WSJ April 2011 Cover
WSJ (Magazine Cover)
published: April 2011
A Place in the Sun
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: April 2011
British Vogue April 2011 Cover
British Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: April 2011
Versace pour homme Fragrance for Men Con...
Versace (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2011
Lancome Contract 2011 (S/S 11)
Lancôme (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2011
Michael Kors S/S 11
Michael Kors (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2011

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