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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From "Wale and the Boys," series, 1995. Here
the actor wears a suit by Donna Karan. Adewale credits these Steve Landis photos with his initial break through
in Hollywood. After
sending this photo out to casting agents and studios, major film
auditions and roles came his way. He felt that many New York
headshots have the same generic look, and he wanted something that
would let him stand out. It worked. You recently saw
him in the feature film, "The Bourne Identity."
The interesting thing that I sometimes think about, is, Wale
is always playing against type. You couldn't meet a nicer,
Wale is brilliant, multi-talented and dimensional and was
a successful male model before becoming an actor. Read
more about Wale at IMDb.com.
began as a personal project. The male models chosen
were carefully selected, as I always do. But when shooting
a group of models, you need to be sure that they can all work well
together, and by that I mean, take direction. I wanted to
do a series
that would have a lasting strength to it, not just pretty fashion
pictures. Wale and I instantly clicked and he was given a
suggestion, as a starting point, to reference the principal characters
in the English film, "The Krays."
In case you're not familier with the film, it is about two real
life twins who became ruthless gangsters in London's East End during
the 1960's. The
heaviness of mood, that prevailed in that film, was immediately
embraced by Wale. He knew the film and loved the idea
and helped the other male models get into character. This
happens to be one of my favorite male model photos of recent years.