Going to Boston for the holidays? Don't miss the Mario Testino exhibits at the Museum of Fine Arts. And no, that is not a typo; there are dual exhibits running of Testino's work. This is Testino's first show in the United States, but according to the Boston Globe, his work has appeared in other museums around the world, most notably the National Portrait Gallery in London. That show, in 2002, still holds the record for the most-attended photography exhibit at the Gallery. He is one of the outstanding photographers of his generation, and is perhaps best known for his much celebrated work in fashion photography and advertising campaigns for high profile clients such as Gucci, Versace, Gap and Burberry. His subjects include stars from the worlds of fashion, cinema, music, and royalty including portraits of Prince Charles, Diana, Princess of Wales and engagement portraits of Prince William and Kate Middleton, plus other members of British Royalty and other royal families throughout Europe.
In the Museum's Gund Gallery is the In Your Face exhibit (through February 3, 2013) presumably timed to coordinate with the November, 2012 publication of Testino's book with the same title. The exhibit includes photographs of Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez, (this image also appears in the book The World in Vogue People Parties Places, pages 187-187) Giselle, and old friends, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards,
Also on exhibit in the Herb Ritts Gallery through June 16th, 2013 are Testino's British Royal Portraits. Included in the exhibit is this portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales, taken shortly before her death during a sitting at Kensington Palace. The image is part of the permanent catalog of the National Portrait Gallery in the UK, (where Testino has previously exhibited), along with 17 other catalogued portraits by Testino.
Other images include HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH Prince William & HRH Prince Harry, taken for their official Christmas card in 2004, HRH Prince William, and official engagement photos of TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge.