Especially if you’re into up close and personal portraits of celebrities only Testino is able to make in such way. This will be the first time for ‘In Your Face’ to be exhibited in Europe.
The exhibition is housed in the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, an impressive building on its self, and the perfect example of contrasts, which is also an important aspect of the influential photographer’s work.
“In Your Face, for me, represents the most free way of expression”, says Testino. “As an image-maker people always want to put you in a box. I believe we are made of many different aspects and not always are we allowed to let all these different aspects show, let alone to live next to each other as they do in this exhibition. This particular hanging style for these photographic works allows all of these different aspects of my curiosity to have a conversation; they not only exist on their own but trigger a reaction when being next to each other.”
Expect to see amazing and vibrant images from the span of his 30-year career, featuring many of Mario’s muzes. A Testino exhibit is not complete without a hint of Kate Moss, as you can obviously imagine. The book from Taschen is already available, but nothing beats seeing a big size Testino photograph ‘in your face’.
Visit the exhibition until July 26, 2015.
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin