A Love Letter To Mario Testino’s Instagram Account

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  • He was one of Instagram's biggest pulls, so how has famed fashion photographer been using everyone's favourite photo-sharing tool?

    To celebrate Mario Testino’s 60th birthday we thought we’d have a look back at one of his most recent accomplishments: totally owning Instagram.

    Getting the famed photographer on board was one of the photo-sharing platform’s biggest coups. After all, if you can get the likes of señor Testino to use a photo app you know you’re onto a winner.

    And, not only has the acclaimed snapper signed up to Instagram, he’s embraced it wholeheartedly. Of course, he uses it to promote his own work and projects, he’s no fool, but he also gives his followers (all 768,892 of them at the time of writing this) an unparalled look into the wincingly glamorous life of him and his fabulous fashion pack.

    His slick, studio shots are beautiful, natch, but what we’ve most enjoyed about Mario Testino’s Instagram account is the access he gives us to the A-list. Below, we’ve picked some of our favourite pics, from Harry Styles and Kate Moss to Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson, these are sensational.

    Caption: ‘Me and Kate on set… again #mariotestino #katemoss #onset #marioandkate #love’
    Likes: 7.2K

    Caption: My first shoot with Angelina Jolie, 2004. #MyFirstTestino #AngelinaJolie #BehindTheScenes

    Caption: David and @victoriabeckham #DavidBeckham #England #WorldCup #CopaDelMundo
    Likes: 21.8K

    Caption: The amazing @giseleofficial having fun in one of my favourite cities Rio de Janeiro (the cover of my book ‘Mario De Janeiro Testino)
    Likes: 20.2K

    Caption: I went to shoot @JLO at a concert she gave in New Jersey. It was amazing how focused she was working with her team. She went up in this machine to enter the stage. Spectacular! #jlo #mariotestino #TBT #throwbackthursday
    Likes: 7.77K

    Caption: #MetByTestino #MetGala
    Likes: 13.9K

    Caption: Emma, George and me for @Burberry, 2010. #TBT #ThrowBackThursday #EmmaWatson #Burberry #MarioTestino #BehindTheScenes @GeorgeCraigono
    Likes: 21.3K

    Caption: Romance in the elevator @KimKardashian #KanyeWest
    Likes: 51.3K

    Caption: Scarlett Johansson and me (looking young) #ThrowBackThursday #TBT
    Likes: 19.9K

    Caption: With @HARRYSTYLES @Burberry #harrystyles #burberry #londonfashionweek #LFW #AW2014 #mariotestino
    Likes: 6K

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