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:


Versace S/S 10
Versace (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2010
D&G S/S 10
D&G (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2010
Stefanel S/S 10
Stefanel (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2010
V Magazine March 2010 4 Covers
V Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: March 2010
Military Issue
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: March 2010
American Vogue March 2010 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: March 2010
Girls Allowed
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: March 2010
V Man February 2010 Cover
V Man (Magazine Cover)
published: February 2010
American Vogue February 2010 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: February 2010
Vogue Russia January 2010 Supplement Cov...
Vogue Russia (Magazine Cover)
published: January 2010

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