Mario Testino


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/)


Chanel Les Beiges 2013 (F/W 13)
Chanel Beauty (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
Dolce & Gabbana Intense Fragrance 2013
Dolce & Gabbana (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
Massimo Dutti F/W 13 Campaign
Massimo Dutti (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
Lancôme F/W 13
Lancôme (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
Michael Kors F/W 13
Michael Kors (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
Burberry Autumn/Winter 2013
Burberry (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
Roberto Cavalli F/W 13
Roberto Cavalli (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Fragrance Contr...
Chanel (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme Fragrance Con...
Dolce & Gabbana (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
A Blast of the Best
Vanity Fair U.S. (Editorial)
published: September 2013
credits: Model, Photographer

Mario Testino in the news:

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