Andie MacDowell and son Justin in profile photographed by celebrity photographer Steve LandisAndie MacDowell portrait in black sweater
  Andie MacDowell and Justin   Andie MacDowell  
  New York Studio, Riva Magazine, 1988  

New York Studio, 1988


Andie MacDowell, credits Steve Landis with giving her the encouragement early on in her modelling career, to stick it out in New York. Landis met her during her first week in the city and immediately saw her star potential . “She was the most amazing girl I'd ever met.  I knew she would go on to work with the most famous photographers within the fashion modeling industry.”  More about Andie.

By the time we did these portraits during a cover shoot and profile, for the British publication RIVA in the fall of 1988, Andie had already established herself as a top actress. Her personality and character were still the same as on the day I’d first met her. Andie always stood out from the crowd, she was and is always sweet, genuine.. and that comes across in her film roles.



During this shoot she told me she was just about to begin filming "Green Card" with Gerard Depardieu.  I couldn't believe it.  I told her,  "You're going to have a great time working with him."  Vincent Canby, the legendary former film critic for the New York Times, once wrote, and I'm paraphrasing, that "Depardieu is perhaps the greatest non-English speaking actor in the world."  (He does speak English but not as his native tongue.)  I told her about my scene with Gerard, in the movie, "Une femme ou deux", essentially playing myself, a New York fashion advertising photographer.  I was very excited to see the finished film when it was released.  I think they had great chemistry in the film, and it was a very good role for Andie.

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 now primarily photographs weddings, family, actor, and executive portraits.




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