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/)


Michael Kors for Men Fragrance 2014
Michael Kors (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2014
Dark Horse
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: August 2014
Ochirly Fall 2014
Ochirly (Advertising)
published: Fall 2014
Chanel Beauty (Advertising)
published: Fall 2014
American Vogue August 2014 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: August 2014
Less is (in this case) More
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: July 2014
V Magazine Fall Preview 2014 Covers
V Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: July 2014
mod goddess
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: July 2014
The Elle World
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: June 2014
Paul Cavaco, Media Award Presentation - ...
CFDA (Other)
published: June 2014
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