Mario Testino and his Men

BY: Aissatou Marafa-Abbo; Spring 2014

The mere mention of his name still thrills the fashion world. Vogue to Vanity Fair, Mario Testino dresses and undresses models and celebrities for biggest magazines since the 1980s. Today, the photographer looks back at the men he photographed the last thirty years which is represented in his new book, SIR, one of his greatest work to date.

Whether working with the masterful David Bowie, or with actor Josh Hartnett who plays with the mixture of genres, the legendary photographer, Mario Testino, dissects the evolution of male identity, which can be found throughout the photographed models: sometimes dandy elegant, sometimes hypersexualized. Mario Testino unveils its multiple facets in this book. This prestigious book which is surrounded with a metal box is a limited edition of 1,000 copies, each numbered and signed by Mario Testino himself, before being released in a few weeks in a more public format.

David Bowie, New York, Vogue Magazine, 2002 © Mario Testino

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 Josh Hartnett, New York, Vogue Magazine, 2005 © Mario Testino

Carlos Bokelman, London, Vogue Magazine, 2000 © Mario Testino

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Keith Richards & Mick Jagger, Los Angeles, British Vogue, 2003 © Mario Testino

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Taber Schroeder, Paris, Visionaire Magazine, 1996 © Mario Testino

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