“In 1985, Ronald Reagan was president of the United States, you could see Back to the Future in the theater for less than three bucks, and a 30-year-old Steve Jobs was being forced out of Apple,” Thu-Huong Ha reports via ideas.ted.com. “Doug Menuez was a 28-year-old photographer who had become obsessed with Jobs’ story.”
“So he asked a somewhat ridiculous question and got an equally ridiculous answer: Would Jobs let Menuez photograph him as he built the education-focused computer platform NeXT?” Ha reports. “Yes.”
“So Menuez spent the next three years photographing the tech pioneer – and then went on to shoot leaders from seventy other tech companies” Ha reports. “His new book [Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000] features many of the images and chronicles fifteen years of technology innovation and the founders of then-fledgling companies.”
More info and photographs in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bill Connolly” for the heads up.]