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:


D&G Fragrance Anthology F/W 09
D&G (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2009
Very Hollywood Fragrance F/W 09
Michael Kors (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2009
lady gaga in v
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: September 2009
Vogue India September 2009 Cover
Vogue India (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2009
Wild Things
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: September 2009
Die Traumer
Vogue Germany (Editorial)
published: September 2009
V Magazine September 2009 Cover
V Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2009
American Vogue September 2009 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2009
British Vogue September 2009 Cover
British Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2009
Burberry F/W 09
Burberry Prorsum (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2009

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