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:


State of Grace
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: May 2009
Couture when it's haute
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: May 2009
The Swimsuit Issue
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: May 2009
V Magazine Summer 2009 6 Covers
V Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: May 2009
British Vogue May 2009 Cover
British Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: May 2009
...And God Created Gisele
Vanity Fair (Editorial)
published: May 2009
Vanity Fair May 2009 Cover
Vanity Fair (Magazine Cover)
published: May 2009
perk & work
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: April 2009
American Vogue April 2009 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: April 2009
Portrait of Giovanna and Mario Testino b...
Portrait (Other)
season: Spring/Summer 2009

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