Mario Testino is a photographer who has altered the face of fashion photography. Enhancing images of the many known faces in fashion, including models, celebrities, and socialites. His photographic style is impeccable in that it captures the essence of the moment. He portrays an expensive, elegant look used to help market brands like Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Dolce and Gabbana, Versace and Vogue.
Of Peruvian decent, he is no stranger to the beauty of women and men alike. This is his inspiration, and his muse, first photographing a woman from his country whom he found to be very beautiful. He is known for making the subjects of his images look their best and does this with his natural charm, which he brings with him everywhere he goes. This attribute also brings color to his work, visually and metaphorically, as displayed early on in his career.
Mario Testino’s images are what to look for when you want to envision a lifestyle of wealth and luxury. He always has strong, bold images that are vivid in life and energy. Making photography fun for him is expressed in his body of work where he can show a cool party in black and white or a laid back seen by a pool in full color. Testino is an icon amongst the art world and fashion world with exhibitions in honor of his name, life and vision.