By S. Celulari
Mario Testino is considered to be one of the most influential and acknowledged photographers of his time. Born to a catholic family in Lima 1954, Mario has photographed icons and contributed to the success of significant fashion brands. Testino’s works have become great part of the fashion vocabulary and represent sensuality, energy, fire, intimacy and confidence all at once. He had multiple memorable sittings yet this article will outline some of Testino’s unforgettable portraits of the British royal family. Testino had taken various formal portraits of members of the House of Windsor but his artistic relationship with the royal family began in 1981 when he took his first spontaneous portrait of Diana for Vanity Fair in 1981. Since then, he has recorded many milestone moments of the royal family’s remarkable history.
Here are some of his most valuable images…
In 2012, The National Portrait Gallery exposed eight of Testino’s images of the Royal Family taken between 2003 and 2010. Hopefully, he will continue capturing heart-warming images of such influent people in the world.