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Father and son, Mario Testino.

Taken in Cuzco, Peru. From the Any Objections? book.

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Lima! curated by Mario Testino

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Arriving the post yesterday was my long awaited copy of Mario Testino’s epic homage to the city of Lima. Testino explains the motivation behind the book “I searched for years for a book about Lima because I wanted to show people that Peru is not only about the Andes and llamas. For me, the magic of Lima is in its mix, and I wanted to find a book that reflects its amazing diversity. One of the great pleasures of returning to Lima as an adult has been discovering contemporary Peruvian artists, whose work shares common themes to do with exploring national consciousness. I decided to incorporate their work in a book along side images that represent the Lima that I know today, as well as the Lima that resides in my memory—from growing up there in the ‘70s. I am particularly thankful to all the artists whose work appears in this book because not only did I discover many things through them, but I also realized that my sense of aesthetics is part of a collective one; one rooted in my city. I hope this book serves to help people discover how fabulous Lima is.”

Testino definitely captures the essense of Lima in this book.

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Double page spread from Lima book

Mario Testino edition, Kate Moss in the Blue Cafe 2005

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Mario Testino has not only created iconic portraits of society’s most well-known figures, but has been a driving force in the creation of the cult of celebrity. Testino acts from a position of being as much a part of the social world he photographs as being its portraitist. Kate Moss continues to be one of Testino’s most frequent and favoured models, in part for her ability to convey something particularly English and for her unaffected beauty. His portrait ‘Kate in Blue Cafe’ (2005) is typical of Testino’s trademark style, being at once both disarmingly nonchalant yet highly posed. This limited edition print was published to coincide with the exhibition ‘Joshua Reynolds: The Creation of Celebrity’ at Tate Britain. If you managed to get hold of one at the time then you made a sound investment.

NEWS FLASH! I have been made aware that there is one of these fine edition prints for sale privately. If interested please contact me via nspyer@hotmail.com

Rio! Mario Testino

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Easter bunny Testino style

Natalia Vodianova shot by Mario Testino for Vogue UK May 2008

Natalia Vodianova shot by Mario Testino for Vogue UK May 2008

Models, Vogue and sex – the world of Mario Testino

One of fashion’s most sought–after (and highest-paid) photographers, Mario Testino moved to London from Peru in 1976 and made his name in British, American, French and Italian Vogue and Vanity Fair. 

His photos ooze, glamour, colour, latin heat and carnal delights.

Mario Testino Amber Rio de Janeiro 1997 

Mario Testino Rio de Janeiro 

Mario Testino Kate Moss 

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Mario Testino Rio de Janeiro 

Mario Testino Kate Moss 

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