Combining analogue photography with the most cutting-edge digital technology, Testino reveals the process and implications involved in the process of removing one’s clothes to become naked. The women in his photographs are first shown in all their glamour as top models and celebrities wearing haute couture dresses, then in their naked beauty. The result is to show the different faces of the world of fashion, perfectly reflected in the relationship between the photographer and his models. What we see is the iconic “Testino woman”, strong and independent, moving at completely opposing extremes – hence the concept of “All or Nothing” – a concept that the photographer has defined and refined over the course of his career.
15 October 2010.