Mario Testino on His Changing Style: "I'm Like the Madonna of Photography"

Photographer Mario Testino has opened up on constantly changing his photography style, admitting that at the start of his career he decided to change his style in order to bring his photographs to a broader audience, which he feels makes him like the Madonna of photography, because it is easy for him to reinvent his look:

 ''Ultimately I made my range wider because I wanted to suit each publication that I worked for. Talk about reinvention - I'm like the Madonna of photography.''

He candidly admits to experiencing ''total poverty'' when he first moved to London before conquering the photography world. Now, he likes to live each day to the full and filled with excitement:

''The year has 365 days and I want each and every one of them to be exciting.''

Commenting on photographing portraits for the British Royal Family, Mario says it is 'a whole new realm of photography'', which has been ''a gift to his career''.

Mario in his younger years

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