To say that Mario Testino is a photography idol of mine would be putting it mildly. He is a genius portrait maker! The way his photographs and subject matter come to life and the beautiful rich and vibrant tones of the photographs are spectacular. This series in particular , which may possibly be one of my favorites of all time, from British Vogue -10/2008 is particularly captivating to me. Not only has he shot one of the most iconic models of our time, Kate Moss, but he has also managed to give a quiet portrait of the equally stunning location: The Master Shipwright's House. The rich tones of the walls and the layers of colors have been given just as much attention. In my opinion the pictures come alive because of the character of the backdrop. I absolutely am in heaven!
details of the walls:
all images by Mario Testino