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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 Bundchen, 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 Case

* Essay by supermodel Gisele Bundchen

* Softcover with plastic jacket-for beach reading-available in yellow, orange or red, inspired by Rio's glorious sunsets!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 250 x 346 x 17.78mm | 1,514g
  • Cologne, Germany
  • English, French, German
  • Neuaufl.
  • zahlreiche farbige Abbildungen
  • 3836518589
  • 9783836518581
  • 148,542

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This volume showcases Testinoas best fashion work featuring many of his images from Vogue, the definitive word on style
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"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."
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About Mario Testino

Peruvian-born Mario Testino is currently based in London, though he travels extensively shooting for Vanity Fair, American, British, French and Italian Vogue and GQ. Other clients include Estee Lauder, Burberry & Versace. Galleries around the globe from Japan to Italy to the USA have featured his solo exhibitions and his work is held in collections of many institutions worldwide, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, V&A Museum in London and New York University. Mario is an Honorary Doctor of the University of the Arts London and has recently received the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award for his outstanding contribution to the world of fashion and entertainment.
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