buenos aires: in your face

© mario testino - kate moss, london [2002]

he's one of the most celebrated fashion photographers, having shot an endless range of iconic images that are instantly recognizable as his own. although full-on glam is this man's main shtick, he does sexual tension and mischief equally well. we're obviously talking mario testino. hailing from lima, he relocated to london in the late 1970s to pursue an education in photography. testino's sophisticated sense of style and mischievous wit have made him a household name in the fashion galaxy, shooting glamourous campaigns - and dare we say, creating powerful brand recognition along the way - for a multitude of today's leading luxury brands.

but the peruvian-born photographer is perhaps best know across the planet for the compelling portrait series he shot of princess diana for vanity fair magazine in 1997. a comprehensive retrospective of testino is currently on at malba, one of buenos aires' leading contemporary art venues. called in your face, it has been exhibited at boston's museum of fine arts before arriving here and presents 122 photographs, all selected by the master himself. the show not only gives a good overview of his body of work to date, but also features examples of his most iconic photographs [on through jun 16]. location: malba, avenida figueroa alcorta 3415 [recoleta].

© mario testino - model eugen bauder [2006] and keith richards and mick jagger, los angeles [2003]