We take a look at the brand new collaboration between Photographer Mario Testino and Ciroc vodka.

Today, Ciroc Ultra-Premium Vodka announces its creative partnership with legendary photographer Mario Testino for its new international brand campaign ‘Ciroc On Arrival’. The collaboration sees Testino taking on the role of Creative Director and photographer, as the pair look to celebrate the latest talent breaking out in their profession and to have truly made it.

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The campaign will see Ciroc  and Testino handpick emerging talents from across the globe that they believe have skyrocketed into the spotlight and document their celebratory moments of arrival. Testino is responsible for creating some of the most iconic celebrity images of recent decades, as such, to be shot by him has become widely recognised as a mark of having made it. Testino’s shots will reference Slim Aarons’ iconic intimate style of photography. Known for documenting the good life, Aarons captured the private celebration moments of the rich and famous through the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Mario Testino will interpret some of Aarons’ essence as he captures the campaign, through his lens, focusing on that jubilant moment of celebration that marks the arrival of today’s talent on the scene of success.

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Mario Testino commented: “I am excited to be involved in creating this campaign with CÎROC® Vodka. Slim Aarons has been one of those photographers who has inspired me from the earliest days of my career. His approach to photography and the style that he captured always made me dream.”

The first shoot of the campaign took place in the London Edition Hotel and stars British actor Sam Claflin. Sam commented: “I’ve been lucky enough to have been given some amazing opportunities to be able to do what I love in life. Of course, I have had to prove myself in a lot of ways as an actor which puts a lot of pressure on me, so this campaign appealed as it allows me a moment to celebrate.”

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Following the London launch, the campaign travels immediately to South America to the heart of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, as the next shoot location. The image will focus on the spirit of the Brazilian people and their unyielding desire to celebrate life. To complete the 18 month campaign, three other shoots are scheduled in Ibiza, Cape Town and the Alps.


All images by Mario Testino for Ciroc vodka.