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/)


Etoile de Lima
Vogue Paris (Editorial)
published: April 2013
Tresor National
Vogue Paris (Editorial)
published: April 2013
Vogue Paris April 2013 Cover
Vogue Paris (Magazine Cover)
published: April 2013
Iguatemi Holidays 2013
Various Campaigns (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2013
Go the extra Miley
V Magazine (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2013
Visionaire #63 Spring 2013 Cover: Foreve...
Visionaire (Magazine Cover)
season: Spring/Summer 2013
Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue Fragrance Cam...
Dolce & Gabbana (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2013
credits: Director, Photographer
director: Mario Testino
Vogue Eyewear S/S 13
Vogue Eyewear (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2013
Stefanel Cashmere S/S 13
Stefanel (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2013
Versace Bright Crystal Fragrance Contrac...
Versace (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2013
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