Fashion photographer Mario Testino will hold his first ever exhibition in the Middle East, this February. Titled HEAT, the Dubai solo show will be curated by Simon and Michaela de Pury, of de Pury de Pury and in collaboration with Khaled AlMheiri, Chairman and Founder of the Ginza Group.

Mario Testino confirmed the news saying: "I am so excited that my work will be exhibited in the Middle East, in Dubai, for the first time. My endless curiosity has contributed to the diversity of my work, and this curiosity extends to the different cultures, people and places I have explored throughout my career. Looking at this exhibition I feel you see this and Dubai is a perfect place to present it with its constantly evolving creativity. I am eager to see and experience the impact that Dubai will make on my work."

KEITH RICHARDS & MICK JAGGER, LOS ANGELES, BRITISH VOGUE, 2003

Testino has worked with some of the greatest faces of this generation including Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bündchen and Cara Delevingne. Some of his most iconic works will be displayed at the upcoming exhibition alongside some never-before-seen pieces. In addition, as homage to his Peruvian roots, his work Alta Moda will also be featured.

HEAT by Mario Testino will run from February 25 — April 15, 2016, at Dubai Design District (d3). For further information on the photography exhibition, visit MarioTestino.com.