Mario Testino in Berlin


Mario Testino, Vogue Paris, Paris, 2001

Both the impossibly glamorous Peruvian photographer Mario Testino and the legendary German-Australian photographer Helmut Newton (1920–2004) are renowned for the raw sex appeal of their images, so it feels particularly appropriate that the former has been invited to have a solo show crossing the boundaries between fashion and eroticism in the exhibition halls of the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin. For ‘Undressed’, Testino has made a selection of his sexiest images – cropping into male and female bodies, touching themselves as well as one another – and blown them up to the size of giants so that they reach across the walls into the corners of the galleries and stretch themselves up to the ceiling. Some are more than 10 feet tall and 20 feet wide. These are billboard-sized images; but also the kinds of beautiful, erotic images that would never be allowed on billboards.

More information at: Helmut Newton Foundation