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Mario Testino

Photographer

Other credits: Director, Model

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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

Schwarzkopf Trendy Looks 2015
Schwarzkopf (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2015
Carolina Herrera CH F/W 2015
Carolina Herrera (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2015
Huawei Watches 2015
Various Campaigns (Advertising)
published: September 2015
Empire Rises
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: September 2015
Forces of Fashion
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: September 2015
Stuart Weitzman F/W 2015
Stuart Weitzman (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2015
American Vogue September 2015 Cover
American Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2015
Vogue China September 2015 Cover - 10th ...
Vogue China (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2015
Vanity Fair September 2015 Cover
Vanity Fair U.S. (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2015
British GQ September 2015 Covers
GQ UK (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2015

Mario Testino in the news:

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