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

 
V Magazine March 2009 Cover
V Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: March 2009
i love the nightlife
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: March 2009
Spring Fling
Allure Magazine (Editorial)
published: March 2009
American Vogue February 2009 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: February 2009
Supermom
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: January 2009
Coastal Blend
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: December 2008
Island Michael Kors Bermuda Winter 08
Michael Kors (Advertising)
published: December 2008
Innocence Abroad
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: November 2008
Michael Kors Cruise 09
Michael Kors (Advertising)
published: November 2008
Extreme Tomboy: Girls Will Be Boys
V Man (Editorial)
published: November 2008
 

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