Mario Testino OBE is the most influential fashion and portrait photographer of our times. He has documented A-list stars, supermodels and artists, to subjects that he has encountered throughout his travels, from magnificent cities by night to mysterious landscapes and private soirees, attracting 4.3 million Instagram followers.
Testino’s work has been exhibited at museums around the world, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Shanghai Art Museum, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, the Metropolitan Museum in Tokyo and more than sixteen books have been published on his work.
In 2002, Testino's solo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London was the most visited exhibition the gallery had ever held.
Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented at galleries and auction houses such as Phillips, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Timothy Taylor Gallery, and most recently Hamiltons Gallery. In September 2020, a Testino print from a sold-out edition of 2 + 2 APs sold for a record £225,000 at Phillips.
Alongside his 40-year practice as a photographer, Testino is a creative director, museum founder, art collector, fine art collaborator and entrepreneur.