10 Unsinkable Women – Mario Testino

As we've said before, Peruvian photographer Mario Testino must have the best job in the world. As one of the most sought-after celebrity and fashion photographers, Testino has photographed everyone from Princess Diana and Madonna to Angelina and Gwyneth.

What makes him different? There's an intimate feel to each of his photos. He effortlessly captures a moment in time and exposes a side of a woman that's not only vulnerable but powerful. Resilient, these women don't give up. Rather, they go through life learning from their mistakes and emerge stronger with each experience.

“With Jennifer, there's no role-playing. The picture is to do with a moment in her life, when she'd just split from Brad Pitt. I thought, let's make her sexy and attractive, and get hearts beating, you know?” Did he say, “Jennifer, I want to shoot you naked”? “Yes I did,” says Testino, proudly. “I said, ‘I want to show a side of you that's a little more daring, that's not the all-American good girl.'”

“My photos are very simple. I believe the magic of photography is capturing the moment that doesn't exist a moment before or later.”

Sources: Vanity Fair and Independent

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