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Mario Testino’s talent with a camera must be maddening for other photographers working in a highly competitive field, but he remains one of the most revered stars in his profession. Testino has a natural ability to float effortlessly from studio to backstage to after-party, producing stunning shots in any kind of situation. From royals to mega-celebrities, Testino has shot some of the world’s most inaccessible subjects, always with an ease that betrays the complexity of the task. When Testino gets “in your face” he captures you at your best — and that is what makes him the best.

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Shine a light... on the Rolling Stones: Bill Wyman's photography exhibited

The Stones' drummer, Charlie Watts, gazes sardonically into the camera, relaxed and unguarded. In this case, the photographer was his bandmate Bill Wyman, who played bass for the band for 30 years, before leaving in 1993. Now Wyman has delved into his archives to showcase unseen pictures from four decades in a new exhibition beginning in London this week.

Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform a selection of classic hits

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Sir Mick Jagger used an off-shore company to buy property

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