Brazil seems to capture everyone's hearts after they spend time in this truly beautiful country which is exactly what happened to us when we recently visited Rio. So it was no surprise when reading about fashion photographer Mario Testino and his love for Rio De Janerio. If you haven't seen many images of Rio then we are sure some of Mario's below pics will ensure you get that plane ticket over there asap. If you would like to see more of Mario's work he just released a new book which can be found on his website on the below link.
Mario Testino is one of the world's most successful fashion and portrait photographers, whose images are noted for their freshness and intimacy. Peruvian by birth, Testino has been fascinated by Rio de Janeiro since his earliest summer vacations. "When I was 14, on holiday, and going from my house to the beach and seeing everyone walk everywhere in their tiny bathing suits—the girls and boys were so sexy and carefree and wild—I just could not believe it." This easy sensuality, sexual freedom and lust for life left a deep impression;
Testino has been going back ever since, for work and fun, passion and inspiration. Featuring candid shots of exquisite cariocas baring nubile flesh, including supermodel Gisele Bündchen, MARIO DE JANEIRO Testino captures the essence of this incomparably seductive city and its sultry citizens. From its breathtaking sunset panoramas, to the throbbing chaos of its world-famous carnival, this is Testino's love poem to the Brazilian metropolis that captured his teenage heart, and never let go.