Mario Testino – Favorite Photographer of the VIP’s

Testino was born in Lima, Peru. As a child he wanted to become a priest. In 1976 he moved to London, however, to pursue a career as a photographer. A good decision, because behind the camera Testino developed a unique talent.

Whether its stars of fashion, film, or royal – Mario doesn’t have to ask twice, he gets them all and had them all!
He photographed Princess Diana with her sons( many more in between) and most recently he directed Kate Winslet as the Grande Dame Elizabeth Taylor. Also Sarah Jessica Parker he photographed together with her ​​family in their private homes. The Stars trust Testino and his work and allow him to get closer than any other photographer. Soon his picture of Duchess Kate (born Middleton) will be shown on the cover of the Vogue magazine.

Mario Testino makes anyone he photographs look the best they ever will. That’s part of his magic.

His style has been described as “luxury realism”, but he resists analysing it too much.  I think his pictures are incredibly unique and super precise and different from others, which makes him so special!

Check out some of his work below!

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~ by Colorful Soul on 10/03/2011.

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