Strona główna firmy Apple wita od wczoraj znakomitym, czarno-białym portretem Steve'a Jobsa, który natychmiast został powielony niezliczoną liczbę razy w całym wirtualnym świecie. Autorem tego zdjęcia jest Albert Watson.
Jobs gave Watson about an hour–much longer than he ever gave most photographers for a portrait session. “I had wanted to do the shot in a minimalistic way because I knew that was going to suit him very well. He said, ‘What do you want me to do?’ I said I would like 95 percent, almost 100 percent of eye contact with the camera, and 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,” Watson says, adding, “I heard later that it was his favorite photograph of all time.”
Całość artykułu. poświęconego niełatwej współpracy Jobsa z fotografami, można przeczytać na blogu Photo District News.