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Mario Testino

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PhotoUtopia Intro: Over the yearsI have come to admire Testino, for when so many fashion photographers talk about ‘revealing the sitter soul’, or ‘reflecting the issues of our time’, Testino show candid honesty by stating, “I wanted to make the beautiful more beautiful”. And this he does with ease, consistency and flair. His style is not subtle, but flamboyant and colourful, his shoots are famous for being fun, yet he is also the photographer celebrities turn to when they what to portray something softer, more vulnerable. Diane sat for him, in the now famous shoot shortly before her death, at a time when she was engaged in a press campaign to show the world her maternal softer side. Likewise when Kate Moss was caught on camera taking cocaine, she turned to Testino to show the world her more remorseful, innocent and vulnerable side.


Wikipedia*Mario Testino (born 30 October 1954 in Lima) is a Peruvian fashion photographer.
Testino has shot fashion stories for Vogue, V, Gucci, and Vanity Fair. Celebrity subjects have most famously included Diana, Princess of Wales and her sons. Other subjects have included many actresses such as Kim Basinger, Emma Watson, Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, models such as Tyra Banks,Claudia Schiffer, Gisele Bündchen, Elizabeth Hurley, and Kate Moss, performers such as Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Lady Gaga, and public figures like Baroness Thatcher. Living in London, he continues to photograph the British Royal Family as well as contributing to the image development of Burberry, Gucci, Zara, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Estée Lauder, Valentino and Versace.

Official Site: http://www.mariotestino.com/
Other site: www.npg.org.uk/live/testino.asp
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Testino
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