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Mario Testino

Photographer

Other credits: Director, Model

Agencies

biography

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/)

updates

Cheeky
Vogue Italia (Editorial)
published: February 2016
Grin
Vogue Italia (Editorial)
published: February 2016
Giggle
Vogue Italia (Editorial)
published: February 2016
Vogue Italia Beauty February 2016
Vogue Italia (Editorial)
published: February 2016
Vogue Italia February 2016 Cover
Vogue Italia (Magazine Cover)
published: February 2016
GQ Russia February 2016 Cover
GQ Russia (Magazine Cover)
published: February 2016
CH Carolina Herrera Eyewear Spring 2016
Carolina Herrera (Advertising)
published: Spring 2016
Chanel Beauty Spring 2016
Chanel Beauty (Advertising)
published: Spring 2016
Carolina Herrera Central Park Fragrances...
Carolina Herrera (Advertising)
published: Spring 2016
Ciroc Blue Steel 2016
Various Campaigns (Advertising)
published: January 2016

Mario Testino in the news:

Models.com: MDX
Models.com: Of the Minute
Models.com: Daily Feed
Official web site:
www.mariotestino.com