Mario Testino’s personal choice of his photographs of Kate Moss The unseen Kate: the most intimate photos of todays biggest international fashion icon by the fashion world's favorite photographer. Limited to 1,500 copies, each numbered and signed by the artist. Mario Testino is recognised as the ultimate fashion photographer of his generation but his pictures of Kate MossMario Testino’s personal choice of his photographs of Kate Moss The unseen Kate: the most intimate photos of todays biggest international fashion icon by the fashion world's favorite photographer. Limited to 1,500 copies, each numbered and signed by the artist. Mario Testino is recognised as the ultimate fashion photographer of his generation but his pictures of Kate Moss transcend fashion. The consequence of two decades of extraordinary friendship, and phenomenal glamour, this iconic collaboration is an intimate insight into the lives and minds of two of the world’s definitive style leaders. Mario says “I met Kate very early on. Shortly after her first Galliano show I went backstage to congratulate her, only to find her crying: she was disappointed that she had only been given one outfit to model in the show. My answer to her was this: “In life there are perfumes and colognes. You need to use lots of cologne as the scent fades away; with a perfume you just use a drop and it lasts all night. You are a perfume, you will go on and on.” Little did I know just how true that would become! And that I had made a friend for life.” In a rare glimpse into the mind of one of the industry’s most private figures, Kate Moss also gives her insights into her life with the celebrated photographer, expanding on both their professional and personal relationship. “Mario took me to a new level of glamour. I don’t think anybody had seen me as any kind of sexy model before he did. He was the one that transformed me. Before him I was just a grungy girl, but he saw me differently. He was the first to say “Oh, she’s quite sexy. I’ve seen her out! I know she’s not just that grungy girl.” He’d seen me in a pair of heels, getting glamorous – and he was the first to start taking pictures of me in that way. He changed the way people thought about me as a model, for sure. Later other people started working with me in that way, but he was the first.” This book catalogues the journey of one of fashion’s most creative collaborations, from early days backstage at the shows, to behind-the-scenes glimpses of the ground-breaking editorials they continue to produce for the world’s most respected magazines. Many photographs have been chosen from Testino’s private archive and are published here for the first time. Kate concludes, “People are really enthralled by Mario, when they meet him he’s so giving and generous with himself, it’s never just about him. He always gives so much of himself - he’ll teach people, he’ll help people, he’s really sensitive to people and who they are. When he walks in a room it’s like a light has been turned on. He has passion and energy and vibrancy and all those things that make a person a superstar really.” This book is Mario’s personal homage to his greatest muse: a young girl that captured his heart and eye with her beauty, humour and spirit, and whose image in his photographs has captured imaginations the world over. Contents include: • Foreword by Mario Testino • Exclusive essay by Kate Moss • Over 100 images in black-and-white and colour, including many unseen private photographs • Boxed hardback special edition – limited run of 1500 signed copies...
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Kate Moss by Mario Testino Reviews
Taschen art book publisher is the shit. So much so that I checked out a book on the iconic Kate Moss. Not much in the way of text but not a big deal since the photography is what this book is all about.
Kate Moss. Kate Moss. KATE. MOSS.When I first considered how to review this book, I toyed with the idea of just repeating her name. She is, after all, its recurring motif — and really, when it comes to Kate, what else is there to say?Kate Moss by Mario Testino (iconic supermodel and renowned fashion photographer respectively) in all its shiny, plastic enormousness is a very basic volume. Its only text appears in two brief interview-based essays where each describes their relationship with the other. While there is clearly a great deal of respect between them and they are complimentary and kind, neither one is terribly fascinating — nor need they be, since this publication is all about the pictures.Printed on extra-heavy stock and devoid as it is of both text and pagination, the book feels extraordinarily like an oversized children’s volume. Being a die-hard Kate Moss devotee, I was as delighted as any oversized child could be. It was nice to see familiar images in print and up close. But there were many I’d never seen before, too (which, if you know me, is saying something). I was especially pleased to see candid shots of Moss, including a few with her daughter Lila, of whom she is understandably protective.I have often tried to define what makes Moss’ image compelling to so many. From heroin chic to coke scandal, her popularity has never waned; she enjoys a lucrative and extensive modeling career after many of her peers have retired. Leafing through this new collection, it’s easy to see that sartorial ease is a big part of her draw. Moss’ ability to normalize fashion moves her from the realm of mannequin to muse.There is no question that the woman understands clothes — how to move in and manipulate them. Whatever Moss is wearing on set, it looks as though she might have been wearing it before the camera arrived. On the sidewalk, she is so effortlessly turned out, she’s what carefully crafted fashion fiction aspires to be. But there is that Something-or-Other that finishes every picture. She engages. Her editorial pout is impudent and rebellious, her grin slightly wicked. She shows endearing flashes of unexpected silliness. Authentic or not, she is pictorially irresistible. Anyone unfamiliar with Moss (if such a thing is possible) will quickly understand why, even as an awkward and relatively short teenager (she stands at a runway-improbable 5’7”), she captured and conquered the fashion world.Testino’s earnestness makes him the perfect photographer for this collection. In the world of fashion, his images are a little more intimate than others, and he has an uncanny knack for “looking” models in the eye. Whether plaintive or playful, Testino captures moments that feel utterly honest. Add to this his off-camera friendship with Moss and her own comfort in front of a lens and you have a riveting collaboration.My only complaint with this book is the lack of page numbers. In lieu of a traditional index, the volume’s final pages contain a series of dated thumbnail photos that illustrate the order of images. The device is amusing (and the dates are nice) but it’s not very helpful.And otherwise, the only thing left to say is…Kate. Moss.(Review by G. Stegelmann)
Photographer Mario Testino has been at the height of the fashion game for quite some time. One of his greatest subject for many years (and one that helped cement his reputation as the go-to guy in fashion) is/was Kate Moss. Testino’s work with Moss over the years has created many memorable campaigns for each of them and is the subject of the latest softcover, trade edition of his work, simply titled “Kate Moss by Mario Testino.”Testino has been shooting Moss from the very beginnings of her career and the fifteen years of photography presented here (1996 thru 2010) show the close, familiar and intimate relationship between photographer and subject (in fact, both were involved in selecting the pictures for this book and both offer editorial on the relationship as well.) The photos range from the casual to the iconic and if there is any complaint here, it’s that there may be too many shots that are out of focus – some work that way while others are a bit superfluous. But as a career retrospective capturing a decade and a half relationship of photographic trust, “Kate Moss by Mario Testino” holds together as a document of the working relationship between two icons, each in their own respective fields.All are worthy additions to your art bo