Item description for Mario Testino, Let Me in by Mario Testino...
Inside the circle: Behind-the-scenes photos of celebrities by the fashion world's favorite photographer As one of the 21st century's most travelled, acclaimed, and influential fashion photographers, Mario Testino has unsurpassed access to the most magnetic stars of popular culture. For some time now he has been collecting a personal archive of off-screen moments, often snatched spontaneously before, during, and after more official sittings for Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Testino's many clients in the world of fashion. The result is a portrait not just of a generation of the most wanted and talked-about, but an invitation to be part of the backstage parties and unstaged moments of Testino's life. Sometimes offbeat, but always on the pulse, Let me in!, with Testino's eye for a modern kind of elegance liberated from conventional polish, is a new chapter from the photographer who has already made his mark with the books Any Objections, Front Row Backstage, Alive, Portraits, Kids, Diana Princess of Wales, and numerous exhibitions and publications worldwide. Features include: ? Introduction by Michael Roberts, fashion director of Vanity Fair ? Foreword by Nicole Kidman ? 300 pages in color and black and white featuring more than 100 contemporary stars
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 20" Width: 13.39" Height: 3.07" Weight: 15.21 lbs.
Release Date Mar 15, 2007
Publisher Taschen GmbH
ISBN 3822844160 ISBN13 9783822844168
Availability 0 units.
More About Mario Testino
Mario Testino was born in Lima, Peru, and came of age as a photographer in London in the late 1970s. He has been widely published in "Vogue, Vanity Fair" and other magazines. His photographs of Princess Diana have been shown at Kensington Palace in London, and he has also received commissions to photograph the Prince of Wales, Prince William and Prince Harry. His most recent major exhibition, "Portraits, " opened at the National Gallery in London in 2002 and toured for the next two years, stopping in cities including Milan, Amsterdam and Tokyo.
Reviews - What do customers think about Mario Testino, Let Me in?
Mario Testino does take perfect photographs but that's it....... Jul 23, 2008
Mr.Testino does take perfect photographs of people and that's probably all those celebrities loved him. doesn't really think he has his own style though except clear picture, pretty colors and perfect angle....that makes him more of a technician than artist i think. and again for this book, which offers a slightly more SOLID content than his previous ones, looks more like a last minute pull out from all of his vanity fair and vogue spread from previous few years. don't just look at the cover and be conned like me, look thorally inside and then decide.......^_-
A Photography Dream Apr 22, 2008
This was a hard book to find. But, like anything you have to wait for, it's worth it once you get it! It is gorgeous! From the moment I took it out of the box, I didn't move. I even took it to my best friends house the next day and shared it with her. I love photography and especially photos of my favorite celebrities. I highly recommend this book. It's also a good-looking book on your coffee table.
Stargazers delight! Dec 28, 2007
Beautiful photos of celebrities in their more casual moments. Though some of the photos are posed, they are all stunning and vivid. A great gift for the movie fan/celebrity watcher in your family.
"beautiful people, a lot of skin and a surprising sense of intimacy"... Dec 12, 2007
First of all, let me tell you I may be a little biased with my review, because I love Mario Testino's work as it is. His photos of beautiful glamorous worlds and people living in them are always sleek, suave and well-polished, and they display, to my taste, a delicate sensitivity within image, reality and make-belief. You know: the whole smoke and mirror thing, but it is obvious his mirrors and smoke have some magic in them. All the celebrities, models etc, or let's say his subjects, look like a million bucks, especially in this carefully edited book. Not that any of them are not gorgeous in real life, but they seem extra sublime, and believe it or not, still human. By risking to sound superficial, and shallow even, I daresay I love it. I appreciate to see so-called 'glamor' handled and manufactured in a way this sophisticated and tasteful.
'Let Me In' is a wonderful piece of high profile celebrity photo collection, which tends to catch its subjects in parties, social gatherings, or behind the scenes at fashion shoots or editorials. It is rough, time-to-time feels out of focus as a collection: more like a photo album of a photographer's 'work in proogress' pile. Some photos I had seen before, but some are fresh from the oven. It may seem obviously celebrity obsessed to look at the photos of these actors and models that only display their general celebrity magnetism and magnificence, and one may ask what the difference is between this book and let's say a junk like People magazine. And it is this: these photos do take joy in their pop culture value in a tongue-in-cheek way. It has no excuses for it other than it's title: LET ME IN! It is a naughty, almost forbidden, and intimate collection.
I love it. I love the roughness of the photos, how generous Testino is, and how wonderfully generic most of the photos look. It does not mean to say anything special. It is what Testino does best: beautiful people, a lot of skin and a surprising sense of intimacy. I highly recommend the book for anyone who appreciates the perception of a high fashion photographer on celebrity and the slight obsession that we are all in.