That's one way of getting a good passport photo! Vogue editor Anna Wintour 'summons' Mario Testino for a private shoot
01:13 GMT, 1 November 2012
Unflattering passport photos will haunt most of us for a decade.
to ensure hers was picture-perfect Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour,
recruited one of the world's most sought-after photographers to shoot
Fashion snapper Mario
Testino revealed to the Observer how he was once ‘summoned’ to shoot a
passport photo of the magazine mogul and her first child, Charles.
Summoned: Testino is one of the most sought
after photographers in the world, but still found time to snap the
Editor in Chief of Vogue's passport photo to ensure she looked her most
He added that he also goes 'to photograph her for the Met Ball – her, her kids.'
Wintour and Testino are known to have a close working relationship.
the opening of Testino’s first U.S. exhibition In Your Face, at the
Museum of Fine arts in Boston this month, Wintour, 62, explained what
made him one of her go-to photographers.
She told Fashionista: ‘Mario has always been so engaged by style and beauty and fashion.
‘He celebrates them in a very dynamic and exciting way.’
The notorious Anna Wintour seen here with model Gisele Bundchen on the red carpet duringThe Museum of Fine Arts, exhibitions of Mario Testino photographs in Boston
Mario Testino poses with Anna Wintour, left, and super model Gisele Bundchen at the first first U.S. exhibition of his work, In Your Face
Testino, 58, is one of fashion’s most celebrated snappers, and his career spans more than 30 years.
has shot hundreds of covers for various magazines including Vogue, and
worked with the likes of Kate Moss and Gisele Bundchen and Naomi
Campbell before they gained celebrity status.
Wintour added: ‘I think that for celebrities and people that can sometimes be insecure about the way they present themselves.
think that one of his great skills as a photographer is making people
look as beautiful and extraordinary as they possibly could.’