Mario Testino

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

Photographer


Other credits: Director, Model

Agencies

 

biography

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: http://www.mariotestino.us/)

updates

 
GQ August 2009 Cover
GQ (Magazine Cover)
published: August 2009
My Mum's Makeover
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: July 2009
City of Dreams
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: July 2009
Carmen in Stern
Stern Magazine (Editorial)
published: June 2009
American Vogue June 2009 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: June 2009
Our Bodies Our Selves
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: June 2009
British Vogue June 2009 Cover
British Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: June 2009
Good Vibrations
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: May 2009
State of Grace
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: May 2009
Couture when it's haute
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: May 2009
 

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