Mario Testino | The Princess’s Favorite Photog

If you have ever picked up a fashion magazine or seen some of our posts [ versase- spring 2011 | Gangs of New York | VMagazine – New York Issue] then you’ve seen Mario Testino’s work. His photography has become works of art that continue to capture fashion and well-known celebrities in a more non traditional way. His images have been said to be moving and “Alive” . Testino’s most famous work of Princess Diana, not only captures the essence and purity of the Princess of Whales but also catapulted his career to the next level….in one word Amazing!

A little more on Mario:

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.

Testino 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 Launder, Hugo Boss, Miu Miu, Shiseido and Michael Kors, among many others. As well as having published nine books of his work and edited one other dedicated to contemporary art and artists from his native Peru, Mario Testino has had many successful exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world.

In 2002 The National Portrait Gallery in London staged the landmark exhibition “Portraits” by Mario Testino that to date remains their most successful exhibit. Over the next four years the exhibition toured to Milan, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Mexico City and Lima.

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.

Mario Testino has also received royal commissions including 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

Some of Mario’s featured work on Vogue and GQ magazine ….

Marion Cotillard | American Vogue

Ann Hathaway | American Vogue

Ryan Gosling | GQ Magazine

Emma Watson | American Vogue

Taylor Lautner | GQ Magazine

Gwyneth Paltrow | American Vogue

Angelina Jolie | American Vogue

Source []

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *