In Your Face: Mario Testino

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On October 21st, celebrated fashion photographer Mario Testino opened the first US solo exhibition in his thirty-year career at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. The show is called In Your Face and features 122 images by the Vogue and Vanity Fair photographer, taken between 1993 and 2012. It’s amazing how many incredible portraits Testino has shot throughout his career, may of which have become the shot we associate with a particular artist or personality. Though he is known for his often lavish fashion shoots, such as this Vanity Fair shoot of Kristen Stewart, some of my favorite portraits he has done are quieter and much more subtle, such as the shot of Kate Winslet, below. Testino definitely knows his way around a camera, but what makes his photographs stand out is the obvious connection he makes with his subjects, and that connection is exactly what captures us, draws us in, and is the hallmark of a brilliant photographer.

Mario Testino - Kate MossMario Testino - Kate Winslet Mario Testino - Josh HartnettMario Testino - Tom BradyMario Testino - Carmen
[via MFA Boston]

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