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:


Uptown & Down
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: September 2010
V Magazine Fall 2010 Four Covers
V Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2010
Vogue September 2010 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2010
American Vogue August 2010 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: August 2010
Indelible Ink
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: July 2010
Versace F/W 10
Versace (Advertising)
published: July 2010
American Vogue July 2010 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: July 2010
GQ July 2010 Cover
GQ Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: July 2010
D&G F/W 10
D&G (Advertising)
published: June 2010
Burberry F/W 10
Burberry Prorsum (Advertising)
published: June 2010

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