Mario Testino, one of the world's most influential photographers.
Mario Testino is one of the world's most famous fashion photographers. He was born in Lima, Peru in 1954. His photographs show his deep connection to his Peruvian roots but when it comes to photographing portraits, Testino likes to have fun and capture the real side of the person he is photographing
At the MATE, Asociacion Mario Testino, I read a story about the day he had to photograph Princess Diana. He says it was so hard at the beginning because he didn't know how to call her. He was instructed to capture her barefoot and as natural as possible. No jewelry or excesses, but he knew that if he kept on calling her ma'am, as he used to call his mom, he would never feel a natural connection with Lady D. When Princess Diana told Testino, please, "Just call me Diana", everything changed. The photos were amazing, but little did he know that he would never see her again. The photos were published just a month before her death.