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Testino, Mario (Photographer) & Kinmonth, Patrick (Contributor). ANY OBJECTIONS? . London, England: Phaidon Press, 1998. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 146 pages. Fine/Fine.

The photographer's breakthrough debut collection. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Mario Testino and Stephen Gan: Glossy pictorial hard boards with white titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Mario Testino. Introduction by Patrick Kinmonth. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United Kingdom to the highest standards. In matching wraparound DJ with white titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Mario Testino's "Any Objections?". The first, and still the best, collection of photographs by the globe-trotting fashion/lifestyle photographer. Right from the doublespread cover of a Rio de Janeiro beach teeming with near-naked men and women too close to one another for comfort (yet unmindful of the fact), the Peruvian-born photographer takes off. Testino embraces the separate worlds of international high fashion, Hollywood, and celebrity as well as the vibrant life of the ordinary street. Deploying a style that is unmistakably influenced by William Klein, especially the latter's brash, "in-your-face" approach, Testino gives it a decidedly Latin/gay flavor. Unlike William Klein, who tempers his aggressiveness with a distancing, mediated irony, Testino unabashedly embraces his subject because it is his dream-world, who he wants to be, and what he has indeed become. He is the exuberant Latin temperament Incarnate, and also happens to be openly and proudly gay. One of the most successful photographers actively working today, avidly followed by readers of Vogue, W, Harper's Bazaar, Visionaire, and Vanity Fair Magazine, Testino is also the very last person to photograph (and re-imagine) Princess Diana just days before her violent death. If Diana had no objections to being photographed by Testino, who are we to object? An absolute "must-have" title for Mario Testino collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws yet are priced as though they had collectible value. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. 82 duotone, 49 color plates, 5 foldouts. One of the most visible photographers of our time. A fine copy. . ISBN 0714838160. $70.00

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