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/)


Model Mania
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: January 2013
Kate by Mario
Vogue Espana (Editorial)
published: December 2012
Jolgorio Y Algarabia
Vogue Espana (Editorial)
published: December 2012
Swept Away
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: December 2012
Vogue Espana December 2012 Cover
Vogue Espana (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2012
Allure December 2012 Cover
Allure Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2012
Las Majas
Vogue Espana (Editorial)
published: December 2012
Life of the Party
Allure Magazine (Editorial)
published: December 2012
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: December 2012
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