Photography: October 2011 Archives




It's been more than three weeks since Steve Jobs passed away. He will be missed by many people, but especially by the creative community which he inspired and enabled. Perhaps for no other group of people does the line Made On A Mac mean more.

The blogosphere and the media have moved on to other stories, but only a week ago, it seemed as if the only story was that of Steve Jobs' death. One image seems to define not only that story, but also the man himself. It is the soulful black and white portrait of Jobs that was photographed by Albert Watson for Fortune in 2006. I was privileged to be the photography director of the magazine at that time.

Once in a while, a magazine photograph takes on a life of its own beyond the page. Watson's portrait has become one of those. Since his death, the image has quickly become the iconic portrait of Steve Jobs.

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