Mario Testino has portrayed some of the most unapproachable people in the world: Royals such as Princess Diana, mega-stars such as Kate Moss, Madonna, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lopez.
The special thing about his photos is that they have such a light feeling that it is easy to forget how great the challenge was in taking them. From classic studio images to after-party snapshots – Testino has no difficulty switching genres, while presenting this world of glamour and wonder. His artistic imagination gives a warmth and intensity to his work that comes across as inviting rather than intimidating.
His newest selection reflects the diversity of his work – from fashion to commercial pictures, to images full of sexual connotations, and autobiographic portraits. Full of colour, life and good humour, this compilation is a monument to the inexhaustible chronicler of fabulousness.
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