Mario Testino

Christina Kruse for American Vogue – ph: Mario Testino

Christina Kruse for Allure, ph: Mario Testino

Today is Mario Testino’s birthday! He was born in Lima, Peru.The eldest of seven children born to an Italian father and an Irish mother, Testino attended at the Universidad del Pacifico, the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and the University of San Diego. In 1976, Testino moved permanently to London.

Mario Testino makes anyone he photographs look the best they ever will. That’s part of his magic. The rest is in making the taking of the photo as much fun as possible.