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Born in 1954 in Lima, Peru, Mario Testino started his career in 1976 when he moved into a flat in an old abandoned hospital in London and sold portfolios including hair and makeup for £25 (Craven, 2008). He is now one of the most sought after photographers in the world. He has shot celebrities such as, Madonna, Princess Dianna, Angelina Jolie, Jenifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and many more. He’s also done shoots for Vanity Fair, Vogue and Gucci, to name a few. Not only does Mario do beauty shots for celebrities, and magazines, he also creates special projects and publications in which he showcases selected work of other artists, personalities and fashion designers, as well as his own work. He’s well known for his ability to make women look beautiful, and the relaxed, intimate feel to his photos.



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