Mario Testino – Photographer

Born in Peru in 1954.   Testino has taken photographs of many of the popular super models like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bundchen.

He is also known as a portrait photographer and has photographed famous celebrities Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Britney Spears and Princess Diana.

Testino has taken many photographs for fashion magazine covers for publications like Vogue and Vanity Fair.  Testino has worked on fashion campaigns for fashion houses like Gucci, Burberry, Versace, and Calvin Klein.

Photographs below

The Towel series are a collection of people photographed holding a towel to hide their modesty.  The lighting is very effective to show the muscled bodies and soft body lines.





The photograph of Courtney Love that was used by VMagazine I really like, the makeup applied to the face of Courtney Love is bright and applied in a simple and smudged way that makes the viewer focus in on her eyes to see if she has been hurt or not.

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COURTNEY LOVE, @VMAGAZINE, 2006 #TestinoArchive

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Web sites to see more of his work


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