Foolish in love of Mario Testino’s Towel Series
It all began in 1996, my addiction to appreciation Mario Testino’s work, don’t get me wrong, is in a good way. When Mario Testino did the shooting with Madonna for Versace Campaign, then “Something To Remember” album, and of course promotional shoots in Madonna’s “Evita” the film for Vanity Fair
I have tried to studied his photography, angles, captures, visionary, reading books like SIR by Mario Testino, over 300 photographs in his search to define the allure of men.
Including many unpublished works from his archive of thousands, SIR traces the evolution of the male in Testino’s photographs over the past three decades of his career. In these pages the body, costume, tradition, gender play, portraiture, photojournalism, constructed realities and fashion collide
If you are in the field of fashion, photography or designing, you will understand, how Mario Testino does? Is about connections, is about hard work, is about that peculiar way to shoot editorials that won Ana Wintour’s eye and put on him on Vogue.
But I think and I came to this conclusion, he has a magic key that gives way to enter a higher world and is where he’s taking photographs and no one else can do – I’m mean like he does, talk about ‘Towel Series’ (and many others) but is not like -yeah take off your clothes and there you the white towel, pose and shooting, pose and shooting.
Testino tries to go deeper, within your higher world. And then he shots.
We still can learn from Testino’s.
Just we got to pay attention to details, and studying lighting, and got the same vision, make the most outstanding images you could ever create.
Depends on what? Well depends on models, lighting, props, location, but you know what? See how easily this work is done, you’ve got your own camera and your model, let’s shoot!
You don’t need to copy and paste, what I’m trying to say is that try to inspire you. That’s my goal about this gifs.
We probably not doing the same, but we got our own magic, just try to develop the best you can.