Just a few days ago came the shocking news that Steve Jobs has passed away. Soon, the tributes and accolades from all over followed. On Apple‘s site, a single portrait photo of him was posted, and would soon be re-posted in countless other sites. Black and white, with Jobs simply looking at the camera, it is said to be Jobs’ favorite photo.
the great photographer, Albert Watson, says. Watson was commissioned to take Jobs’ photos for Fortune as part of a feature on people in power back in 2006. More interesting behind-the-scene tidbits via Photo District News.
I said, ‘Think about the next project you have on the table,’ and I asked him also to think about instances where people have challenged him. If you look at that shot, you can see the intensity. It was my intention that by looking at him, that you knew this guy was smart,”
On another note, Mike Matas, a former Apple employee, has posted in Facebook a series of fun photos that Steve Jobs took while testing the Photo Booth filters in the Apple HQ.
Nice to see this side of him, yeah?
Thank you, Steve, for inspiring us to think different. You’ll be missed.