Mario Testino

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


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:


How to Wear Denim (Anywhere)
V Man (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2010
Lancome Contract 2010 (S/S 10)
Lancôme (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2010
Michael Kors S/S 10
Michael Kors (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2010
Salvatore Ferragamo S/S 10
Salvatore Ferragamo (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2010
Burberry S/S 10
Burberry Prorsum (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2010
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

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