Mario Testino is known 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 also done shots for brands such as Gucci, Burberry, Versace, Michael Kors. Chanel Estee Lauder and Lancome. During his career he has had the chance to work with famous musicians, artists and supermodels.
Alongside his practice as a photographer, Testino has also worked as a creative director, guest editor, museum founder, art collector/collaborator and entrepreneur.
In 2007, he formed MARIOTESTINO+, which provides creative direction, art direction, brand strategy, graphic design, film and stills production, digital and social media, product development, books, exhibitions, licensing and partnerships.
In 2015 he took the official photographs of the British Royal Family. Mario has also created a relationship with fine arts collaborating with artist such as Keith Haring, Vik Muniz, John currin and Julian Schnabel.
One of Testino’s most memorable shoots to this day is his series with Diana, Princess of Wales. Commissioned for Vanity Fair in 1997. He said: “One of my greatest experiences in life was photographing Princess Diana. It’s not only that the experience itself was amazing, but she opened a door for me because I then started photographing the royal families of Europe extensively…this brings out my love for tradition, for a way of showing family and the longevity of people”.
He has photographed many royals including The Prince of Wales, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the King and Queen of Jordan and King and Queen of the Netherlands, among others. Mario’s work is featured in museums around the world such as the museum of fine arts in Boston, the Shanghai Art Museum in Tokyo and many more.