Mario Testino, born on October 30, 1954, is one of the most influential fashion and portrait photographers of our time. His work has featured internationally in magazines such as Vogue, V Magazine, Vanity Fair and GQ. He has also created emblematic images for brands such as Gucci, Burberry, Versace, Michael Kors, Chanel, Estée Lauder and Lancôme.
Behind the scenes
Testino was born and grew up in Lima to a traditional middle-class Catholic family. He was the eldest of six children and is of Irish, Spanish and Italian descent. He attended the Catholic school Santa Maria Marianistas. As a child he wanted to be a priest. Testino studied Economics …