Mario Testino

I called his name, (“Mr Testino!!”), ran up to him, and mumbled something about adoring him and his work (how original, how eloquent…).  He smiled and allowed me to hastily take his picture.  The white background was somewhat unfriendly to shoot against, but I got too nervous to ask him to take a detour with me to find a better background and light.  I also didn’t want to make a complete fool of myself in front of the Mario Testino.  Some people think I’m pretty gutsy, but on this occasion I’d like to think that even I can be forgiven for losing my nerve. 🙂

32 Responses to “Mario Testino”

  1. On the contrary. I think the white background is great and makes it almost like a studio shot. You did a wonderful job here. I so f-ed up when I had a chance to get a similar type of shot of Carine Roitfeld. Camera malfunction (or more likely, photographer malfunction)

  2. On the contrary. I think the white background is great and makes it almost like a studio shot. You did a wonderful job here. I so f-ed up when I had a chance to get a similar type of shot of Carine Roitfeld. Camera malfunction (or more likely, photographer malfunction)

  3. Thanks for that (and for all of your other lovely comments – I've been missing thanking people of late.) I had a similar malfunction with the editor-in-chief of Dutch Marie Claire. Took the picture, but didn't get my settings correct and no time for a do-over. Painful.

  4. Thanks for that (and for all of your other lovely comments – I've been missing thanking people of late.) I had a similar malfunction with the editor-in-chief of Dutch Marie Claire. Took the picture, but didn't get my settings correct and no time for a do-over. Painful.

  5. White Cabana says:

    You are too cool. You're a super star! Keep it up!
    -J

  6. White Cabana says:

    You are too cool. You're a super star! Keep it up!
    -J

  7. Man Repeller says:

    Michelle- I just came across your blog because of a comment you left on mine. Your images are sublime, the photography is exceptional and you really have a perfect eye for catching what I want to see. Love, love, love.

    xx

  8. Man Repeller says:

    Michelle- I just came across your blog because of a comment you left on mine. Your images are sublime, the photography is exceptional and you really have a perfect eye for catching what I want to see. Love, love, love.

    xx

  9. Marloes says:

    I love Mario! His work is brilliant!
    And I think you did a great job photographing him.

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  10. Marloes says:

    I love Mario! His work is brilliant!
    And I think you did a great job photographing him.

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  11. leiladukes says:

    Bravo Michelle! I love it 🙂

  12. leiladukes says:

    Bravo Michelle! I love it 🙂

  13. *sunday* says:

    i think you've done a brilliant job Michelle! I can only imagine how nerve wrecking it would've been!

  14. *sunday* says:

    i think you've done a brilliant job Michelle! I can only imagine how nerve wrecking it would've been!

  15. I love Mario! His work is great!!!

  16. I love Mario! His work is great!!!

  17. pixpilgrim says:

    Hold up, now: You've never asked to take my pix!! Stroke the ego, baby!!! (ps: nice shot, Canuck!)

  18. pixpilgrim says:

    Hold up, now: You've never asked to take my pix!! Stroke the ego, baby!!! (ps: nice shot, Canuck!)

  19. Suave!

    The white background just makes his 'testaments of experience' (a.k.a wrinkles) stand out. Which, by the way, I find absolutely charming on a man with such character.

    Love it!

  20. Suave!

    The white background just makes his 'testaments of experience' (a.k.a wrinkles) stand out. Which, by the way, I find absolutely charming on a man with such character.

    Love it!

  21. Excellent photography M. That white background is superb! well done. It looks super in b/w too.

    Interesting story. It happens at the worst time. I just shoot them in Auto coz I'm too nervous to get my adjustments correct.

  22. Excellent photography M. That white background is superb! well done. It looks super in b/w too.

    Interesting story. It happens at the worst time. I just shoot them in Auto coz I'm too nervous to get my adjustments correct.

  23. even with the white background, it's a fantastic shot.

  24. even with the white background, it's a fantastic shot.

  25. NRC♥ says:

    I'm officially jealous :'( I love Mr T x

  26. NRC♥ says:

    I'm officially jealous :'( I love Mr T x

  27. NRC♥ says:

    oh and the picture looks great x

  28. NRC♥ says:

    oh and the picture looks great x

  29. Coco says:

    Amazing! When/where was this mon cherie? xx

  30. Coco says:

    Amazing! When/where was this mon cherie? xx

  31. Thanks so much for the comments!

    @Coco – this was after Burberry! xx

  32. Thanks so much for the comments!

    @Coco – this was after Burberry! xx

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