prize winning, and best selling author James Michener, seldom granted
interviews or photo shoots. Michener famous for such books as Hawaii,
Tales of the South Pacific, Centennial to name a few, resided in
Bucks County, PA, where this photograph was taken by the 19 year
old photographer. Landis used a Mamiya RB67 camera with a Mamiya
180mm f4.5 lens and Kodak Tri-x black and white film. Mark Stettler,
assisted on the shoot. Jack Nochton's VIP Color Lab (Bethleham,
PA) developed the film and contact sheets. TIME initially published
this photo. A year or so later on, the NEW YORK TIMES Book Review
also ran a shot from the session.
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.