This volume celebrates the work of illustrious portrait and fashion photographer Mario Testino. Uniting dynamic fairy tales and baroque photocomposition, the resulting images sizzle with sex appeal. Blessed with a rare talent for capturing the moment, Testino breaks down all barriers. As you peruse these memorable works you bear witness to the development of a complex artist. His striking photographs mesmerize with artfully staged, yet authentic sensuality. What he once found beautiful, now he finds merely tangential. Beauty in itself now bores him. His current artistic challenge is to break through surface and embrace what lies beyond.