If there was ever a book that we’d die to have right now, it’s Mario Testino’s MaRIO DE JANEIRO Testino, published by Taschen.“Mario 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.”
It’s a collection of photography of and inspired by the “boys and girls of copacabana”. Stunning, visually arresting photography accompanied by texts from supermodel Gisele Bündchen and others like Caetano Veloso and Regina Casé make this a sexy, nostalgic read. The hardcover comes in 3 colors, red, yellow and orange, in hues that are meant to resemble the gorgeous sunsets in the Brazillian capital.