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Mario Testino was born in Lima, Peru. In 1976, after completing his studies in Peru, he arrived in London to pursue a career in photography. He has become one of the world's most well known and celebrated fashion photographers. His work has been featured across the globe in magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and V and he has crafted and contributed to the imagery of leading fashion houses such as Burberry, Gucci, Versace, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo, Estee Lauder, Hugo Boss, Miu Miu, Shiseido and Michael Kors.
Testino photografed lots of celebs, including Royal members, like: The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Prince Harry, Diana Princess of Wales, The Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Prince Nikolaos of Greece, Prince Willem-Alexander and Maxima of the Netherlands, Prince Haakon Magnus and Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and Her Majesty Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan, Gisele Bündchen, Coco Rocha, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Campbell, Christina Aguilera, Cameron Diaz, Elisabeth Hurley, Janet Jackson, Nicole Kidman, Britney Spears, Keira Knightley, Lindsay Lohan, Madonna, Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Zeta Jones, Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart, and many others.
Mario Testino has contributed to a number of charitable causes and organisations. The last one was The El Salvador clinic, that was entirely funded from the sale of a single print from Mario Testino’s iconic portraits of the Princess Diana.
The Testino’s work was exhibited in lots of galleries and museums, for exemple the Nacional Portrait Gallery of London and Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza of Madrid
Mario Testino published many books with his photografies:
▪ Any Objections?, 1998.
▪ Front Row Back Stage, 1999.
▪ Alive (with Gwyneth Paltrow), 2001.
▪ Mario Testino: Portraits, 2002.
▪ Kids, 2003.
▪ Visionaire No. 46: Uncensored, 2005.
▪ Let me in, 2007.
▪ Lima, Perú (editor), 2007.
▪ Mario de Janeiro Testino, 2009.
▪ Kate Moss by Mario Testino, Taschen, 2010.
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Know more about his wonderful work at his webpage: http://www.mariotestino.com/