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/)


Vogue Paris April 2016 Cover
Vogue Paris (Magazine Cover)
published: April 2016
Color Play
Allure Magazine (Editorial)
published: March 2016
Shanghai Tang Gold Lily Fragrance 2016
Various Campaigns (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
Massimo Dutti S/S 2016
Massimo Dutti (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
Campbell's Coup
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: March 2016
Geek Love
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: March 2016
Chanel Cosmetics #EyeCanBe Playful Film
Chanel Beauty (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
credits: Director
director: Mario Testino
V Magazine Spring 2016 Covers #100 with ...
V Magazine (Magazine Cover)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
By Mario Testino
Out of Order Magazine (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
Michael Michael Kors S/S 16
Michael Kors (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
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