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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

Michael Kors Resort 2014 Campaign
Michael Kors (Advertising)
published: October 2013
Vogue Paris October 2013 Cover
Vogue Paris (Magazine Cover)
published: October 2013
play Burberry Body Tender Fragrance 20...
Burberry (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
Versace Bright Crystal Absolu Fragrance ...
Versace (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
Document F/W 13 Covers
Document Journal (Magazine Cover)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme 2013 (F/W 13)
Dolce & Gabbana (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
JLove Fragrance 2013
Fragrance (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
Versace Pour Homme Fragrance Contract 20...
Versace (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
Versace Bright Crystal Fragrance Contrac...
Versace (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
Versace Yellow Diamond Fragrance Contrac...
Versace (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013

Mario Testino in the news:

Models.com: MDX
Models.com: Of the Minute
Models.com: Daily Feed
Official web site:
www.mariotestino.com