Time Photographer Diana Walker's Favorite Shots of Steve Jobs


Longtime Time Magazine photographer Diana Walker has shared a few of her favorite photographs of Steve Jobs, and briefly sharing her experiences working with him.
He was so much fun because he was so quick—he was such a fast study. You showed him anything and he could get it in a second. I was always fascinated by his design sense. It was wonderful because he liked my pictures.
In this photo at Jobs' home office in 2004, we can see a model of the then new Power Mac G5 on his desk and a plethora of books, files and knick-knacks on the shelves in the background.


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86 months ago
Why is the screen so big, but the Power Mac G5 so small?
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86 months ago

That's what I kept trying to figure out. It looks like a PM G5 on the desk, but very small. Even if that is a large monitor, the PowerMac looks very tiny.


Looks like that is just a model of the G5, and the real machine is on the floor. Still a great shot
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86 months ago
Nice images -- I'm going to show the home office image to my wife, because mine is just as messy and disorganised looking (she'll have to start accepting me for the genius that I am).
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86 months ago
I love them all
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86 months ago

What is the black, finned box with the VGA cable running out of it??


That's a Genelec 1029a speaker (it's also a IEC power cable not a VGA cable)
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86 months ago
That is a speaker

The black box is a speaker... Older line of Genelec, the 2 cables are a power cable and the audio cable, self amplified.. -
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86 months ago
That's a great shot. That photo reminds me of one taken of Einstein in his study.
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85 months ago
That black box is a PC running windows.

That monitor is sure bigger than 30" - Why didn't we get one of those? He was obviously happy with it because he never tried out the new ones in his office...that window would have been nasty on those glossy screens!

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here's a pic from an other angle:



Interestingly enough from this other pic from another angle you can see that the mini G5 model is only there as a prop to keep his photo up. So maybe it's a G5 photo frame? it was probably, at very least, where he got the idea of the iPad.

Kinda like in Ace Ventura Pet Detective when Jim Carey has his crying game moment and realises it's a woman when he sees the dogs long hair over the photo.

Photo...Computer...Eureka! iPad!
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85 months ago
I love it. Classic stuff. I thought Steve was a minimalist though. :p
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85 months ago
SJ's In Home photo

The first photo was take of SJ by Steve Ringman back in 1985 in SJ's Jacking Mansion that is now demolished.

The second is a picture that was taken, only one of its kind, in nearly the same spot some 30+ years later. I nearly dropped my laptop when I saw the reprinted Steve Ringman photo and my photo...

Rest in peace Steve, the light from the corner door has called you home
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