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Mario Testino

Photographer

Other credits: Director, Model

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biography

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/)

updates

British Vogue September 2016 Cover
British Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2016
Chanel Fine Jewelry Fall 2016
Chanel (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2016
V Magazine Fall 2016 Covers
V Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: Fall 2016
Pop Power
Vogue Me (Editorial)
published: August 2016
Vogue Me August 2016 Cover
Vogue Me (Magazine Cover)
published: August 2016
Gold Medal Fashion
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: August 2016
American Vogue August 2016 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: August 2016
Vogue Australia August 2016 Cover
Vogue Australia (Magazine Cover)
published: August 2016
Carolina Herrera Good Girl Fragrance 201...
Carolina Herrera (Advertising)
published: July 2016
Michael Kors Fall 2016 Men's Campaign
Michael Kors (Advertising)
published: July 2016
Official web site:
www.mariotestino.com