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Tour Eiffel, with YSL shoe

  Five Girls Walking, Upper East Side Manhattan  
  W magazine, Paris, 1984   Norma Kamali Campaign, 1981  

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The photo of the YSL shoe above left was taken on a cloudy and misty winter day.  I was assigned to photograph 8 to 10 styles of shoes from top fashion designers including Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel, for W magazine.  We moved around Paris and shot in different spots with different props.  I mostly shoot people, so when I get an assignment like this, its fun and a challenge.  I decided that I wanted to do something special with the YSL pump and utilized a technique that I'd been saving for years, just as it turned out to use for this occasion.

INTERVIEW - The Calcutta Times of the Times of India newspaper, interviewed Steve Landis for a Sunday arts section, page one story published August 6, 2006. Click here to see the story and pictures from that interview.

More about this website...Here you can view a large collection of photos, including early pictures of super models, actors, actresses and other celebrities, taken throughout the career of the photographer. See original Polaroid pictures and read behind the scenes stories of early fashion photography shoots of Steve Landis.  This site also containsinformation on how many of the photos were created.





"Norma was great to work for. She allowed me complete freedom to do my movement style." - Steve Landis

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About the photographer.. Steve Landis has specialized in artistic portrait photography of celebrities, covers and editorial fashion pages for leading international magazines. Creating simple but powerful images have always been trademarks of Landis' work.

Steve Landis has travelled through many parts of the world during a career in professional photography incorporating the areas of photojournalism, fashion, beauty, and celebrity portrait photography for major publications for over 25 years.  Steve now primarily concentrates on directing and shooting high definition video productions.

"I owe everything to God, and have been greatly blessed during my life and give the glory and thanks to Yeshua for a renewed life of peace and joy," states Landis. 

Steve Landis is now acceptingassignments.  Please email Steve with your contact info, and we will get in touch with you.

Fine Art Prints  —  Certain black and white photography images and select color photographs may be available in limited editions, as archival quality fine art prints, signed by the photographer.  Inquire by clicking on the e-mail link below and writing the words "Art Prints" in the subject heading, and include the name of the photo you are interested in, with in the text of the e-mail.



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