Super Mario does marvelous Rio

Inspired by the boys and girls from Copacabana

Mario Testino is one of the world’s most successful fashion and portrait photographers, whose images are noted for their freshness and intimacy. Peruvian by birth, Testino has been fascinated by Rio de Janeiro since his earliest summer vacations. "When I was 14, on holiday, and going from my house to the beach and seeing everyone walk everywhere in their tiny bathing suits—the girls and boys were so sexy and carefree and wild—I just could not believe it." This easy sensuality, sexual freedom and lust for life left a deep impression; Testino has been going back ever since, for work and fun, passion and inspiration. Featuring candid shots of exquisite cariocas baring nubile flesh, including supermodel Gisele Bündchen, MaRIO DE JANEIRO Testino captures the essence of this incomparably seductive city and its sultry citizens. From its breathtaking sunset panoramas, to the throbbing chaos of its world-famous carnival, this is Testino’s love poem to the Brazilian metropolis that captured his teenage heart, and never let go.

Features include:
• Foreword by songwriter and singer Caetano Veloso
• Introduction by actress/TV personality Regina Casé
• Essay by supermodel Gisele Bündchen
• Softcover with plastic jacket—for beach reading—available in yellow, orange or red, inspired by Rio’s glorious sunsets!
The photographer:
Peruvian-born Mario Testino travels extensively shooting for Vanity Fair, American, British, and French Vogue. Other clients include Burberry, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Kors. His solo exhibitions have shown in galleries worldwide, and his work is held in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery and V&A Museum in London, and others.
MaRIO DE JANEIRO Testino

MaRIO DE JANEIRO Testino

Softcover with jacket, 9.8 x 13.6 in., 200 pages
$ 39.99
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Availability: In Stock
  • Reviews
"No other place in the world is quite so easily identified with just one adjective - sexy. Rio de Janiero in Brazil is synonymous with the word, and who else but a photographer known for shooting with such verve as Mario Testino would put together a book of pictures centered on the capital of sex."
— Picture Magazine, New York, United States
  • See also
Mario Testino. Private View (Collector's Edition)
Mario Testino. Private View
Hardcover in plastic case, 13.2 x 17.7 in., 300 pages
$ 700

Limited edition of 1,500 signed copies, each with lenticular cover portrait of Lady Gaga and delivered in an injection-molded plastic box
Mario Testino. Private View (TASCHEN 25 Edition)
Mario Testino. Private View
Hardcover with lenticular cover, 9.2 x 12.4 in., 300 pages
$ 69.99

Magician with a camera: a master of modern fashion and portrait photography. Standard TASCHEN edition, available in pink, green or purple
  • What's up
Exhibition
Mario Testino: In Your Face
March 15, 2014 - June 16, 2014
Malba – Fundación Costantini, Avda. Figueroa Alcorta, 3415, C1425CLA Buenos Aires, Argentina