A new photo book by the legendary Mario Testino, Peruvian fashion photographer, is set to be published next month by Taschen. The book is said to be a visual celebration that will focus on wedding photography from his four-decade career.
I Love You is the book's title, featuring iconic photographs of Kate Moss, Liz Hurley, Salma Hayek Pinault, and Sienna Miller among others. His past and present muses have included Her Royal Highness Princess Diana, as well as Madonna.
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Testino's photographic homage to the beauty of love and weddings, I Love You traces some of the photographer's memories of iconic moments, and many unknown and inside stories from the most talked about celebrity unions that have been captured in the privacy of close friendship and family.
Unparalleled access from Mario Testino unveils the secrets of tender, wild, and often the most festive of celebrations. A new chapter of life, and a public promise, this photo book showcases beautiful wedding events that have been captured from a unique photographic point of view, depicting beauty not only in emotion and tradition - but in the complete intimacy of the moments of shared joy.
With a four-decade career as one of the world’s most successful fashion and portrait photographers, as well as a leader in the prominent fields of both culture and lifestyle, Peruvian-born Mario Testino OBE has many facets that take him beyond the surface of being just a photographer and artist, but as a cultural visionary.
Testino’s impact is uniquely powerful and broad, capturing images renowned for their freshness and intimacy. His work has been published and exhibited in cities all over the globe, and many of Testino's solo exhibitions have been shown in museums and galleries that include the London National Portrait Gallery, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Having built up unprecedented relationships and professional collaborations throughout his career with the likes of Vogue, Burberry, Michael Kors, Versace, Chanel and Gucci - Testino had opportunities to work on magazine campaigns that raised a few eyebrows, having also been published internationally in magazines such as Vogue, V Magazine and Vanity Fair.
Testino's latest photo book I Love You is not only a homage to weddings and to everything they comprise, but a love declaration and a glimpse into the heart of the brides getting ready. Every image presents the unique fantasies of starting a new beginning, as well as special rites among friends, plus extraordinary parties.
With additional comments from the contributing authors, Carolina Herrera and Riccardo Lanza, this book offers glimpses into not only the big day of numerous couples but the life of Testino and how he envisioned these wedding images bringing the magic to life through his inspirational photography.
I Love You will be published by TASCHEN in October, priced at £60 (£65 / AU$100 approximately) taking the format of a Hardcover, measuring 26.2 x 35 cm, weighing 1.92 kg, and comprising 248 pages.
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