the photographer . . .
in fashion and celebrity photography, Bucks County native photographer
Steve Landis, now concentrates his talents on shooting weddings, corporate events and artistic portrait photography.
Creating an easy going atmosphere, while providing stylish, clean images are hallmarks of Landis' work.
From rock to frocks, to the true rock
studying business and film production in college, Landis was given
one of his first major assignments by NEWSWEEK, to photograph
the poet/singer Patti Smith, coinciding with the release of her
debut rock album, "Horses." A photograph of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzak
Rabin was published by NEWSWEEK shortly thereafter, while
Landis was still 18. A portrait session with Pulitzer prize
winning author James
A. Michener, shot at Michener's Bucks County farm published
in TIME and later on in the NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW was another
highlight in this early period. The following spring, Paul
Newman made a particularly strong impression on Landis.
"When confronted with someone of Newman's stature you suddenly
understand the difference between greatness and everyone else.
Newman is humble, interested in the world around him and still
a very private person. If you don't invade his space, he
will respect you. I was fortunate to photograph Paul a number
of times over a period of six months. He was always the
gentleman, even to a young kid like me.”
Rock stars, entertainers, and politicians were mostly what Landis
found himself photographing for the next couple of years, for
an array of well known national publications including PEOPLE,
US, and DANCE Magazine. While finding photojournalistic work interesting
and challenging, his real interest lay in photographing fashion
and working with models. So in 1978 he moved to New York. Early fashion clients included
Kamali, with her sweats campaign launch, GLAMOUR, COSMOPOLITAN,
and W magazines. Several years later, in order to further his career, he moved again, this time to Paris.
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