Mario Testino

Born Oct 30, 1954

Mario Eduardo Testino Silva OBE HonFRPS is a Peruvian fashion and portrait photographer. His work has featured internationally in magazines such as Vogue, V Magazine, Vanity Fair and GQ. He has also created images for brands such as Gucci, Burberry, Versace, Michael Kors, Chanel, Stuart Weitzman, Carolina Herrera and Estée Lauder.
Alongside his practice as a photographer, Testino has also worked as a creative director, guest editor, museum founder, art collector and collaborator and entrepreneur.
Starting in Peru, with his "Alta Moda" project casts a light on traditional Peruvian culture, Testino has been devoting his time to his passions and creative inspirations, exploring and documenting cultural heritage around the world in the “A Beautiful World” series.
In 2007, he formed MARIOTESTINO+, which provided creative direction, art direction, brand strategy, graphic design, film and stills production, digital and social media, product development, books, exhibitions, licensing and partnerships.
Aaron Hicklin of The Observer described him as "the world's most prolific magazine and fashion trade photographer".
Male and female models have reported and recalled his harassment of them.
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