Once again Taschen, the brilliant art book publisher, delivers a visual feast and a rare look behind the scenes. Mario Testino has been called “a magician with a camera” and “a master of modern fashion and portrait photography.” The mere mention of his name evokes a rush of adrenalin in anyone that cares, even a bit, about the worlds of fashion and celebrity. So omnipresent is he at major magazine shoots and A-list events—an insider if ever there was one—that he has become a celebrity himself.
The launch of Testino’s latest book, to celebrate his inaugural exhibition in China, brings together an exciting selection of his best studio work with glamorous examples of his candid shots. A beaming Gwyneth Paltrow clutching her freshly-won Oscar, a fur-cloaked Jennifer Lopez atop a commode, and the unforgettable portraits of royalty including Diana, Princess of Wales, and her sons are just a few of the hundreds of iconic pictures that are brought together, for the first time, inside the book.
“Testino is the master of his day, the man who makes fashion types hearts beat that bit faster. And not just them – the Peruvian has also taken on the world of formal portraiture. Here you’ll find some of his best, including Jennifer Lopez atop a commode and that Gwyneth Paltrow Oscar picture.” — Independent, London, United Kingdom
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