Day: May 15, 2017

Shadow Spotlight: Mario Testino

May 15 / 17 Hello, hello…It’s time for Shadow Spotlight and this month we’re focusing on photographer Mario Testino. The Observer Aaron Hicklin said that Testino is “the world’s most prolific magazine and fashion trade photographer.” He’s right about that! Testino’s career as a fashion and portrait photographer has spoken volumes about his work. He’s worked with Kate Moss and other celebrities, but I’ll always remember the photos he took of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Testino’s portfolio of works has been featured in magazines such as Allure, Vanity Fair, GQ, and Vogue. He has also worked with fashion name brands like Burberry, Versace, Gucci, Chanel, Michael Kors, along with make-up giants Lancome, and Estee Lauder. Born in Peru, to an upper-class Catholic family, as a child Testino wanted to be a priest. He studied Economics at Universidad del Pacifico, followed by the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Peru and then the University of San Diego. By 1976, Testino decided not to pursue international affairs and economics, he decided to study photography. During his apprenticeships …