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 S/S 11
Michael Kors (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2011
D&G S/S 11
D&G (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2011
Burberry S/S 11
Burberry Prorsum (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2011
Versace S/S 11
Versace (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2011
Stefanel S/S 11
Stefanel (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2011
Ocean Colour Scene
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: March 2011
Brand Anna
WSJ (Editorial)
published: March 2011
V Magazine Spring 2011 Tri Fold Cover
V Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: March 2011
Glam Slam
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: March 2011
American Vogue March 2011 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: March 2011

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