Mario Testino

Photographer, 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: http://www.mariotestino.us/)


Behind the Scenes of Loving, the Most Be...
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: November 2016
Vogue Paris November 2016 Cover
Vogue Paris (Magazine Cover)
published: November 2016
Bulgari Roma Diva's Dream Winter 2016
Bulgari (Advertising)
season: Winter 2016
Bulgari Winter 2016
Bulgari (Advertising)
season: Winter 2016
American Vogue October 2016 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: October 2016
Chanel Rouge Allure 2016
Chanel Beauty (Advertising)
published: September 2016
Carolina Herrera F/W 2016
Carolina Herrera (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2016
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: September 2016
Canvas by Land's End F/W 2016
Lands' End (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2016
Face The Music
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: September 2016

Mario Testino in the news:

Models.com: MDX
Models.com: Of the Minute
Models.com: Daily Feed
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