Mario Testino OBE is widely regarded as one of the most influential fashion and portrait photographers of our times. His photographs have been published internationally in magazines such as Vogue, V Magazine and Vanity Fair. He has contributed to the success of leading fashion and beauty houses, creating emblematic images for brands from Gucci,Burberry, Versace and Michael Kors to Chanel, Estée Lauder and Lancôme.
Alongside his 40-year practice as a photographer, Testino has realised a body of work as a creative director, guest editor, museum founder, art collector/collaborator and entrepreneur. In 2007, at the request of his clients to provide full creative direction services, he formed MARIOTESTINO+ which today is a growing team of individuals who support Testino to realise the breadth of his creative output.
Alta Moda: Personal project by Testino
Is a series of photographic portraits of Peruvians local to the mountainous region of Cusco, wearing traditional festive attire. The series is the result of a five-year project that investigates both Peruvian traditions and the history of photography.
Centenary Issue: British Vogue, June 2016
For eight years, whenever Mario Testino was able to take time out from his hypercharged, adrenalized life, he would make private visits to churches in places such as Rome, Neples, Seville and Ayecucho ( in his native Peru) and take photographs of what he would see Disciples turned the lens onto the intense colour, pageant and rituals found in Catholicism.
He photographed actresses such as Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Kim Basinger, Gwyneth Paltrow, Meg Ryan, Catherine Zeta Jones and Kristen Stewart; models like Elizabeth Hurley, Kate Moss, Gisele Bündchen and Claudia Schiffer; also performers such as Lady Gaga, Britney Spear, Madonna, Janet Jackson and Kylie Minogue.