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:


Michael Kors F/W 11
Michael Kors (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2011
Versace Bright Crystal Fragrance F/W 11
Versace (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2011
Etro F/W 11
Etro (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2011
D&G F/W 11
D&G (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2011
Stefanel F/W 11
Stefanel (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2011
Burberry F/W 11
Burberry Prorsum (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2011
Coco Mademoiselle Fragrance Contract 201...
Chanel (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2011
Burberry Cosmetics F/W 2011
Burberry Prorsum (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2011
Dial "S" for Seduction
Allure Magazine (Editorial)
published: September 2011
Kiss me, Kate
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: September 2011

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