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

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/)


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
British Vogue December 2012 Cover
British Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2012
Printemps/Dior Christmas 2012 Campaign
Printemps (Advertising)
published: November 2012
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