Esteemed fashion photographer Mario Testino is heading to Sydney for the very first time to guest edit Vogue Australia.
Sydney Confidential reports that the 61-year-old will land down under next month and is expected to shoot local talent at Sydney’s most iconic landmarks for the publication.
“It will be an incredible homage to Australia and to have Mario shoot a special dedicated issue for Vogue Australia is certainly a career highlight for me,” editor-in-chief of Vogue Australia, Edwina McCann, told Sydney Confidential.
Mario is understood to be in Australia for an extended stay, something which came about through a partnership with Vogue and Destination NSW. “His prolific photography continues to be highly sought after by celebrities, designers and royalty and now Mario Testino will turn his attention to our great city,” Tourism and Major Events minister Stuart Ayres said. “Mario Testino’s visit will generate worldwide exposure for Sydney and NSW.”
There is speculation that Mario will shoot Aussie talent like Nicole Trunfio, Abbey Lee and Joel Edgerton, adding to his impressive portfolio which already includes shoots with Diana, Princess of Wales, Kate Moss, Gisele Bündchen, Gigi Hadid, Scarlett Johansson and Angelina Jolie, to name just a few.
Mario’s Sydney content will be featured exclusively in Vogue Australia‘s April 2016 issue.
[Via Sydney Confidential]