‘Photo shoots can’t be ran­dom, aim­less’

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She is one of the most pho­to­genic stars of Bol­ly­wood. That’s why Ka­t­rina Kaif ’s lat­est photo shoot with the celebrity fash­ion photographer Mario Testino is mak­ing waves. Ka­t­rina is the first In­dian and glob­ally the 135th model for Testino’s fa­mous ‘towel’ photo se­ries, which had started with su­per­model Kate Moss.

“[The shoot] was re­ally nice,” Ka­t­rina tells us. “Ever since I started out as a model, I re­ally ad­mired Mario’s work. He re­ally does have a cer­tain eye and a cer­tain way that he shoots women,” she says, adding that she has “been see­ing his work for years”.

“I just think it’s very unique and af­ter a cer­tain point, pho­tog­ra­phy at that level can start to have a sim­i­lar feel, but I think you can al­ways tell an im­age that he has clicked. There is some sort of an edge to it,” says Ka­t­rina, who bonded with Testino in a flash when they met the first time.

“He just in­stantly made him­self like I was talk­ing to my best friend. He was re­ally warm,” says the ac­tor. That’s im­por­tant, be­cause “for a photo shoot, you need to have a good time.” Ka­t­rina en­joys photo shoots, “as long as there’s a spe­cific in­ten­tion”. She says, “It can’t just be ran­dom or aim­less. I need to know what kind of im­age we are try­ing to cre­ate.”

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