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Kate Moss by Mario Testino Hardcover – September 1, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-3836525039 ISBN-10: 3836525038

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836525038
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836525039
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 17 x 21.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 16.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,090,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Peruvian-born Mario Testino travels extensively shooting for Vanity Fair, American, British, and French Vogue. Other clients include Burberry, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Kors. His solo exhibitions have shown in galleries worldwide, and his work is held in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery and V&A Museum in London, and others.


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I loved all of the photos, especially the ones behind the scenes which give a rare glimpse into her real life.
sunnygal
I won't say the pics here on the book is beautiful, stunning, but would definitely say this book is like a diary to show her past and another side of her.
Ho Ansue
The index shows all the pictures again, and smaller, and includes where and when the photos were taken - very nice.
Victoria Lucas

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Victoria Lucas on September 9, 2011
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This book is beautiful. It arrived in a red cellophane wrapper. Not as fancy as the hardcover's red box, but special just the same. The pictures of Kate are beautiful and I loved seeing the shots of Lila. I did feel a bit voyeuristic about these personal photos being included, but Kate had to give her permission. At least they aren't paparazzi shots of Kate picking up her daughter from school. The book itself is huge, measuring about 11.5 in x 15.5 in and very heavy. The paper is thick and textured, so no fingerprints get left behind on the pages. The index shows all the pictures again, and smaller, and includes where and when the photos were taken - very nice. The photos aren't in any chronological order and you can tell the 1995-1997 photos easily, but after that it does get hard to place the timeframe, which is what makes Kate so amazing. If you are a fan of Kate Moss then buy this book. It's full of skin and nipples and Kate-face.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BlogOnBooks on April 20, 2011
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Photographer Mario Testino has been at the height of the fashion game for quite some time. One of his greatest subject for many years (and one that helped cement his reputation as the go-to guy in fashion) is/was Kate Moss. Testino's work with Moss over the years has created many memorable campaigns for each of them and is the subject of the latest softcover, trade edition of his work, simply titled "Kate Moss by Mario Testino."

Testino has been shooting Moss from the very beginnings of her career and the fifteen years of photography presented here (1996 thru 2010) show the close, familiar and intimate relationship between photographer and subject (in fact, both were involved in selecting the pictures for this book and both offer editorial on the relationship as well.) The photos range from the casual to the iconic and if there is any complaint here, it's that there may be too many shots that are out of focus - some work that way while others are a bit superfluous. But as a career retrospective capturing a decade and a half relationship of photographic trust, "Kate Moss by Mario Testino" holds together as a document of the working relationship between two icons, each in their own respective fields.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lilly Ford on December 31, 2011
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This beautiful over-sized book is loaded with great color and b/w photos of Kate Moss revealing another side of her personality as caught through the of lens of Testino over several years.
What makes the book special is that it showcases through a series of beautiful photography a special relation between two stars based on trust and respect.
This is a highly recommended book for fans of Kate Moss and photography in general, it makes a great gift as its overall production is of the highest artistic quality.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sunnygal on April 26, 2011
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This is a great book if you are a fan of Kate Moss! I loved all of the photos, especially the ones behind the scenes which give a rare glimpse into her real life.
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Kate Moss by Mario Testino review by Edward Olive

There are a lot of photographers who dismiss Mario Testino as mere fashion photography.

Don't listen to them.

You can like him more or you can like him less but he is just so important and actually very good indeed you just need to own all his books in order to have a rounded contemporary photography education.

I personally prefer Nigel Parry's dark brooding portraits.
I prefer Jean Loup Sieff in black and white nude study.
I prefer Guy Bourdin in color exotica.
I prefer Richard Avedon's fashion photography.
I prefer Terry O Neill's celebrity photography.
But we are picking hairs.
Mario Testino is great, his books are a must have. Its a no brainer. Buy the book!

This book is big and the photos are full on.

You may know many already but there's enough unseen to make it worthwhile.

Many are snapshots that look like they are from his Contax compact 35mm camera with on camera flash in color and BW, so blown up the grain is like pebble dashing, but Mario knows how to do perfect shots when he cares to and includes some from commercial work and his recent exhibition in Madrid Museo Thyssen gallery. The quick snaps have all his trademark energy and positivity. Kate Moss's photos are fun. Some are sexy, some are cookie.

You may like her more or less but she's just wonderful. Check her first casting reel on YouTube to see how incredible she was from day one.

I myself am a portrait and wedding photographer but take my hat off to Mario he beats me hands down. He is the perhaps the hardest working most productive guy there is. He never stops. His air miles must be like George Clooney's in the film.
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With an amateur eye, i believe this book is more about Kate and Mario's history than about great photographs. The comments, the history, the evolution of Kate saw through Testino's eye is simply wonderful, and insider with great eye. I recommend this book if you are interested in fashion, lifestyle, celebrities, and Kate Moss or Mario Testino. I don't recommend this book is you are looking for great photographs, even though some are fabulous.
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By dmorris2 on September 14, 2012
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Large book. The cover is actually metallic silver not black which I loved. The photos of Kate Moss are beautiful and all interesting.
I recommend this for those who want a nice coffee table book on fashion. There isn't any writing in the book just photographs. Get it if you love to collect fashion books like me.
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