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

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/)


Michael Kors S/S 2017
Michael Kors (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2017
Stuart Weitzman Spring 2017
Stuart Weitzman (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2017
Rise & Shine
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: January 2017
V Magazine N.105 Spring Preview 2017 Cov...
V Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: January 2017
Carolina Herrera CH Privee Men Fragrance...
Carolina Herrera (Advertising)
published: January 2017
Michael Kors Wonderlust Fragrance 2017
Michael Kors (Advertising)
published: January 2017
Carolina Herrera CH Fragrance 2017
Carolina Herrera (Advertising)
published: January 2017
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue 2017
Dolce & Gabbana (Advertising)
published: January 2017
Moonrise Kingdom
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: January 2017
American Vogue January 2017 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: January 2017

Mario Testino in the news:

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