venerdì 23 settembre 2011

Mario Testino

Mario Testino is a very famous Peruvian photographer.
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 Launder, Hugo Boss, Miu Miu, Shiseido and Michael Kors, among many others.

He has been lauded with a number of awards and recognitions for his achievements and charitable work, counting among them a Doctor Emeritus from the University of the Arts, London, the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award, the Medalha Tiradentes from the city of Rio de Janerio, Brazil and the Order of Merit from the city of Lima, Peru

Kate Moss may be considered Mario Testino’s muse. Their friendship has last two decades and is still going on since he was the photographer for her wedding. 

Mario says “I met Kate Moss very early on. Shortly after her first Galliano show I went backstage to congratulate her, only to find her crying: she was disappointed that she had only been given one outfit to model in the show. My answer to her was this: “In life there are perfumes and colognes. You need to use lots of cologne as the scent fades away; with a perfume you just use a drop and it lasts all night. You are a perfume, you will go on and on.” Little did I know just how true that would become! And that I had made a friend for life.”

Celebrity subjects have most famously included Diana, Princess of Wales and her sons.

Mario Testino with a picture of Lady Diana taken by him.


Here are more pictures of celebrities shot all by Mario Tetsino.

      Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and her family. Sienna Miller for Mario Testino's exhibition "Todo o Nada".        
Natalia Vodianova.

Julia Roberts. Pierce Brosnan.      Sienna Miller.

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