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    The Story Behind Albert Watson’s Portrait of Steve Jobs

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    From: PetaPixel.Com

    The Story Behind Albert Watson's Portrait Of Steve Jobs

    http://www.petapixel.com/2011/10/06/...of-steve-jobs/


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    Thanks for the link. I had no idea that this wasn't a digital capture (after all, what else to expect in the case of Jobs?).

    As much as Jobs may have liked this portrait, I always felt that there was something wrong with the presence of the hand. Almost as if it were somebody else's and/or added later. It seems too big, too prominent, too much not-his.

    As far as the intensity in the eyes goes- yes, that's recorded quite brilliantly. No wonder Jobs was happy with it.

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    I love the hand, reference to Rodin's The Thinker

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    This is fantastic. All you wet plate collodianists and daguerrotypists stay near your iphones... Bill Gates will be calling shortly.
    "There is a time and place for all things, the difficulty is to use them only in their proper time and places." -- Robert Henri

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    Good photo. Direct. Head-on. No 1/3 or angle like some might go for. Head down, eyes up. The hand works. It's akin to a power gesture as well as a reference to his intelligence. It's more natural than a single finger tapping the chin as some might try if they were faking the process of deep thought. It looks like the photographer knew what to say to get Jobs to do what he wanted, and then captured that.

    Definitely shows not just the subject, but a bit of the photographer in there as well.

    Definitely star material. Better than I take, for sure!
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    A hand stroking a beard is a common signal for thoughtfulness.

    Think different, indeed.

    Thanks for the backstory.

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    If you dig down through the links there is a correction for the date the portrait was made. The original link says 2008 - the correction says that it was 2006.

    It is a strong portrait.
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    Very good picture!

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    I found it interesting what Watson said to him during their session.
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    Interesting to me about Jobs: he focused on and responded to the technology in the room first, before the person who was to use it.

    The PDN source of the petapixel blog piece has more:
    http://pdnpulse.com/2011/10/steve-jo...o-subject.html



 

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