clare hoak beauty shot for W magazine
  Clare Hoak, New York    
  W Beauty supplement, 1988    

Steve Landis was instrumental in launching Clare Hoak's modeling career.  Initially shunned by the New York modeling establishment because of her height, Steve spotted Clare at a dinner party during the late summer of 1983 and thought she was stunning.  Steve photographed her several times shortly thereafter.  Some of those photos were seen by a London model agent, Beth Boldt, who expressed strong interest in Clare.  (Side note:  Beth also started Naomi Campbell's career in London).  Steve put them together, and Clare left for London a few days later.  She did well in London, and upon her return to New York the following summer, she was in demand with all the top editorial photographers including Denis Piel, Richard Avedon and Arthur Elgort.  She began working with them for publications such as American VOGUE and became one of Revlon's "Most Beautiful Women."  That campaign photographed by Avedon was memorable. 

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 and executive portraits, and no longer participates in the fashion world. 

"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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