With a photographer like Mario Testino it's difficult to narrow down my favorite images. The appeal to Mr. Testino's work, to me, lies in his range, the element of risk, composition, aesthetics, sex appeal, and raw beauty (to name a few). He is considered to be one of the most prominent fashion photographers of our day. His work spans the globe with editorials in Vogue, V, Vanity Fair, as well as his contributions to countless major fashion houses.
I often find myself inspired by the sheer simplicity of his imagery, and the emotions they evoke. Photographs with rarely smiling beauties such as Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, Gisele Bündchen, Emma Watson, and many more, gives Testino's work an element of reality that is often lost when thinking of the lives lead by these celebrity women. Although the focus may very well be high fashion, there is so much more in each and very image. Whether it is the juxtaposition of the model to her dress, the look on her face or the suggested movement of her body, every thought out detail contributes to the overall success of the image.
Here is a very small collection of work in tribute to Mario Testino and his continuing career; that has no doubt changed the world of fashion photography forever.
Happy Friday everyone! Cheers to the weekend!
|Kate Moss by Mario Testino for Vouge UK - October 2008|
|Lara Stone by Mario Testino|
|Mario Testino for British Vogue|
|Gisele by Mario Testino|
|Emma Watson by Mario Testino for Vogue UK|
|Emma Watson by Mario Testino|
|Angelina Jolie by Mario Testino|
|Claudia Schiffer by Mario Testino|
|Edita Vilkeviciute by Mario Testino|
|Kate Moss by Mario Testino|
|Mario Testio for Versace|