Mario Testino. SIR. 40th Ed.
Man in focus: a gallery of men from photography’s maestro.
Mario Testino selects his finest male portraiture from the past 30 years. As costume, gender play, photojournalism, and fashion collide, this Eden of male allure is testimony both to Testino’s unfailing eye for immediacy and elegance, and to the evolution of male self-expression over the past three decades.
With a four decades career as a leader in the fields of fashion, culture and lifestyle, Peruvian-born Mario Testino OBE has many facets that take him beyond the surface of a photographer and artist placing him as a cultural visionary. Testino’s universe is broad, his impact is uniquely powerful and his lifestyle is completely authentic. Testino’s has seen his works published and exhibited in hundreds of cities around the world. Throughout his career he built unprecedent relationships with editorial and commercial partners such as Vogue, Burberry, and Gucci to name a few. His past and present muses include HRH Princess Diana, Madonna and Kate Moss. His solo exhibitions have shown in museums and galleries worldwide, including the National Portrait Gallery, London; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Pierre Borhan is a writer, curator, and art collector. Former editor in chief of Clichés magazine, he was also director of photographic heritage at the French Ministry of Culture between 1988 and 2003.
Patrick Kinmonth is a creative polymath, working across opera, film, dance, architecture, and exhibition design. He has collaborated with Mario Testino since the 1980s, when he commissioned the young Testino’s earliest portraits for British Vogue.