cover of girl with cigarLingerie cover photo of Melissa
  Silvina, TSL 1998   Melissa Sudzina, BFIA 1996  

Battling the elements for this cover shot of model Silvina, for TSL — The Sporting Life, was a major challenge for the team in the drizzle of this fall Conneticut day.  Fortunately the enthusiasm of Silvana was a key to the success of the shoot.  For this cover and the rest of this fashion story, Landis used a Nikon F camera with an 85mm f2 lens and Tri-x film.  Tatijana Suljic-Shoan did make-up and hair, and Susan Sidor the fashion styling.



For this cover of Melissa for lingerie trade publication BFIA's May 1996 issue, Steve Landis chose to use only daylight to create a warm inviting mood for the photo. Landis used a Mamiya RZ67 with a 110mm lens and shot EPR-64 (E-6 processed at L&I Color, NYC) film.  Luisi Smith did Melissa's make-up and Matthew Williams her hair.

About the photographer . .
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 has turned his life over to Yeshua the Messiah, (Jesus the Christ) and now primarily photographs weddings, family, actor, and executive portraits.

"I 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. 




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