A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed. London was a city that allowed him to flourish expressively without the restrictions he felt was imposed on him in Peru.
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
During the early nineties, Testino looked to his childhood growing up in Peru and his teenage summers in Brazil for inspiration.