The Story Behind the Portrait of Steve Jobs

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If there's anything known about Steve Jobs and how he feels about photography, is that he hates photographers. So, how did this one iconic portrait of the innovator came to be?

Scottish photographer Albert Watson was the man behind it, and the image has been used as Jobs' biography by Walter Isaacson. The first thing Watson learned from Steve was he that the man hated photographers just before the shoot began. To appease to the mogul, Watson shortened the length of the shoot as if a mere passport photo session, spanning in just 20 minutes. Watson told Jobs to imagine that he is facing 4 to 5 people who don't agree with him, but know that he is right.


Preview image was taken from the video.

written by lomographymagazine on 2017-11-24 #culture #videos #steve-jobs #albert-watson #portrait-photography

One Comment

  1. montagu
    montagu ·

    "Watson told Jobs to imagine that he is facing 4 to 5 people who don't agree with him, but know that he is right." Great direction!

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