Wednesday, March 4, 2009

On the Street……Mario Testino, Milano

Mario is one of the photographers that I have always looked to for inspiration. I have often referred to his book,


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  1. modediktat

    March 4, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    YAY! The fabulous Mario Testino…. :) He’s laughing always. Great looking – but hey, what’s that? His shirt is atypical buttoned up…

  2. -h

    March 4, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    and he doesnt seem to age either…

    great jacket. and i love the little crinkles by his eyes. so charming.

  3. Rene Schaller

    March 4, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    he always looks so relaxed, he seems to be a cool guy. like to see him on your blog!

    best from berlin

  4. Kathleen

    March 4, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    mario testino is pretty cool

  5. Philip Bewley

    March 4, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    It is nice to see him. I like his work. I have the magazine with the Diana photo shoot.

  6. Robert Unsworth

    March 4, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    I too am a big fan of Mario’s–great photo!

  7. elisabetty

    March 4, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    He is as beautiful as his work.

  8. Sara

    March 4, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Mario Testino is really a great photographer. Where does he publishe “his snaps of people that he meets at parties”? In a blog? Magazines? Please give me the name!!!

  9. john benjamin pritchett

    March 4, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Like many others I’m a fan of Mr. Testino. This is a great photo of him!

  10. trendkat

    March 4, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    I studied his work in my photography class for a “personal inspirational” assignment. I LOVE all of his work, especially his pieces on Princess Diana, Meg Ryan, and almost all of his Kate Moss pieces. I can’t believe you just saw him walking on the streets! That’s incredible!

  11. CK Dexter Haven

    March 4, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I’ve never met him. I’ve never seen him in person. But, he always seems like ‘the right kind of dude.’ To be a star in the prima donna world of fashion photography, and to always present yourself the way he does – well, that’s somethin’.

    I just wish he would publish MORE books….


    March 4, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    So effortless and relaxed. Great photo. Great man.

  13. Ron

    March 4, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    That jacket he’s wearing looks like a Millerain fabric. Very nice.

  14. Pepa Xavier

    March 4, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Testino!! I love his work! Is one og my fav’s!

  15. indigo warrior

    March 4, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    He has a very nice happy confidence. He’s not trying so hard, but he still looks like he made an effort to look nice.

  16. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    I’d like to wear a smile like that one! greetings from Lima, Peru!.- kada

  17. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Belstaff or Barbour?

  18. Jérôme

    March 4, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Didnt i told you, that the biggest photographers are Peter Lindbergh, The Sartorialist and Mr. Testino


    …. LOL….. Thank you for this post… He is looking adorable…. What should i say: FANTASTIC!!!

    A bientôt,

    P.S.: Let the Prèt-à-Porter start!!!

  19. RetroVintageModStyle

    March 4, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Mario is fabulous! Like you I’m fond of his photography.

  20. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    As a fellow photographer, I’m starstruck just looking at the photo! :p

  21. Brigadeiro

    March 5, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Love Mario’s work (and yours!), this is one great photo, and i love the jacket and genuine smile :)

  22. LizC

    March 5, 2009 at 1:18 am

    such a natural … look so approachable :)

  23. monique

    March 5, 2009 at 1:43 am

    A pro’s pro.

    You could definitely do worse for inspiration.

    Great jacket….even greater smile.

  24. Elie's Papel

    March 5, 2009 at 2:12 am

    A true artist certainly… he has a great natural look, relaxed and effortless just like his photographs

  25. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    March 5, 2009 at 2:35 am

    This is how Marshall from ‘How I Met Your Mother’ will look like when he is older. Although I am not sure if he would look that stylish as this gentleman.

  26. Styloholic!

    March 5, 2009 at 3:25 am

    i love Mario! as they said he is ALWAYS smiling! amazing photographer!
    and ofcourse we love u too :D

    Kisses from Jordan!

  27. Anonymous

    March 5, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Belstaff, I think, but it’s the winning smile that nails the look.

  28. LettertoJane

    March 5, 2009 at 4:42 am

    One of my favorites! His use of light is an inspiration in my own work.

  29. Tropicalia

    March 5, 2009 at 5:16 am

    He’s certainly in my “The-best-of-all-times list”.

    I only wish he featured all his amazing oeuvre on his website…

    Thanks, Scott, for bringing him in!

  30. Anonymous

    March 5, 2009 at 5:28 am

    god!! i’m so jealous – to see Mario Testino and get a picture of him??? not only HE IS the best photographer but so handsome as well.

  31. Jack Daniel

    March 5, 2009 at 5:40 am

    I was expecing to see a camera in his hand. :)

  32. Anonymous

    March 5, 2009 at 5:45 am



  33. anonymous

    March 5, 2009 at 6:13 am

    I think the jacket may be Nick Ashley vintage, so edited, so new functional

  34. Julicious Fashionicious

    March 5, 2009 at 6:14 am

    He is always looking so positive and smile.And he is looking neatly.

  35. Anonymous

    March 5, 2009 at 6:42 am

    What a man, what a person, what a photographer..J’adore El Testini..

  36. Magda

    March 5, 2009 at 6:43 am

    He is a great photographer.

  37. Olviya

    March 5, 2009 at 7:09 am

    he is just charming!

  38. Joy Zaczyk

    March 5, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Love his spirit – it really shines through

  39. Gary Merguez

    March 5, 2009 at 11:13 am


  40. Anonymous

    March 5, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    I can’t believe you got to shoot him! You are so lucky!

  41. Vesper de Vil

    March 5, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    What a beautiful, charming smile!!

  42. Noelia

    March 6, 2009 at 7:41 am

    I was delighted to see Mario Testino on your blog. He is an inspiration, and he sees so relaxed. He is a legend, thanks for sharing!

  43. Anonymous

    March 7, 2009 at 7:19 am

    i love mario testino …. the best !!!!

  44. Kent Johnson

    March 7, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    He looks & is dressed just like a photographer!

  45. literalliris

    March 10, 2009 at 1:19 am


  46. Anonymous

    March 10, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I live in lima, peru and i am so proud of him. He is sooo charming!
    Great look, beautiful smile.
    You should check out his book “Lima, Peru” is really good.


  47. wibeseeker

    March 10, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    he’s 54 – he looks amazing!

  48. kate

    March 10, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    he has such a lovely, open face and easy style.

  49. Chris Johnson

    March 11, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    If you’re looking for a book of Testino’s hot party pics, check out “Let Me In!” I am really, really happy to see him on this blog!

    Scott, YOU should do a book! Like a big oversize coffee table book with HUGE pages!

    I came to your gallery exhibition in Washington, DC the night you were there – my friend Fatha Julz gave you a CD of his music – and the only thing I wanted (besides air conditioning!) was to be able to view BIG versions of your photos!! There’s so much detail for us to study in your images!

  50. Rollergirl

    April 11, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Chris, Scott IS doing a book !

  51. Pietman

    September 9, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    If you want to look better than you actually do, get Mario Testino to photograph you.

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