Mario Testino OBE is widely regarded as one of the most influential fashion and portrait photographers. His photographs have been published internationally in magazines such as Vogue, V Magazine and Vanity Fair. He has contributed to the success of leading fashion and beauty houses, creating images for brands from Gucci, Burberry, Versace and Michael Kors to Chanel, Estée Lauder and Dolce & Gabbana. In his latest series, A Beautiful World, he has created emblematic images, transgressing cultures and gender by documenting different communities around the world.
Alongside his 40-year practice as a photographer, Testino has realised a body of work as a creative director, guest editor, museum founder, art collector/collaborator and entrepreneur. In 2007, at the request of his clients he formed Mariotestino+ which provided creative direction, art direction, brand strategy, graphic design, film and stills production, digital and social media, product development, books, exhibitions, licensing and partnerships.