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/)


Portrait of a Lady
Vogue China (Editorial)
published: December 2013
The Winter Queen
Vogue China (Editorial)
published: December 2013
Savage Grace
Vogue China (Editorial)
published: December 2013
V Magazine Winter 2013 Cover
V Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2013
Vogue China December 2013 Cover
Vogue China (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2013
Book: Mario Testino Alta Moda (Fall 2013...
Book (Other)
published: November 2013
Printemps Holiday 2013
Printemps (Advertising)
published: November 2013
Vanity Fair November 2013 Cover
Vanity Fair U.S. (Magazine Cover)
published: November 2013
American Vogue November 2013 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: November 2013
Michael Kors Holiday 2013
Michael Kors (Advertising)
published: October 2013
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