Mario Testino, one of the world’s most successful fashion and portrait photographers, whose images are noted for their freshness and intimacy, has been fascinated by Rio de Janeiro since his earliest summer vacations. The easy sensuality, sexual freedom and lust for life of the ‘cariocas’ left a deep impression and Testino has been going back ever since, for work and fun, passion and inspiration. In this book, he aimed to capture 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 has never let go. It includes an essay by supermodel Gisele Bündchen and has a softcover with plastic jacket – cleverly designed for beach reading – available in yellow, orange or red.
Mario de Janeiro Testino has been featured in the book section of GUP #40 - the Brazil Issue.