Mario Testino is known as one of the most prolific fashion photographers of the past 30 years. The Peruvian snapper, known for his high glamour images of the industry’s favourite faces, is currently showing “Undressed” at Berlin’s Helmut Newton Foundation. The gallery is home to an array of nude photographs from the German photographer, so what better environment for Testino to display a selection of his most revealing and sexiest shots ever taken.
The exhibition focuses on Testino’s exploration of eroticism, anatomy and art using 50 of his images of bodies partially and totally undressed from his archive. The larger-than-life prints hang across the walls in three rooms of the gallery, creating an imposing landscape of human figures.
Mario Testino is no stranger to capturing nudity in fashion. The now infamous and controversial Gucci campaign he shot in 2003 featured pubic hair shaved into the brand’s ‘G’ logo and was banned for being too racy.
Accompanying the Testino exhibition is work by both Newton and Jean Pigozzi, who captured the likes of Mick Jagger, Liz Taylor and Naomi Campbell in intimate pool-side portraits. A book by Taschen is available alongside the exhibition featuring works by all three photographers.
“Undressed” is at Berlin’s Helmut Newton Foundation until 19 November 2017