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.
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.
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.
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.