Mario Testino joins Instagram
Stylish social networking
Iconic photographer Mario Testino received almost 30,000 followers with just ten photograph updates after joining the social networking site Instagram last week. The first post from the Peruvian fashion photographer is the cover Chinese Vogue.
A favourite of editors and designers alike, Testino not only shoots for magazines, he is well documented for his work with global stars such as Princess Diana, Madonna and Lady Gaga. For now, his followers seem to be able to view everyday pictures from the photographer's daily work, stories (views from the window, colleagues, their own work), most of them so far with obvious Chinese influence. The first post – the cover of the 100th anniversary issue of Chinese Vogue with actress Shu Qi – a job for which Testino snapped 153 frames, each dedicated to fashion, style and beauty.