Photographer Norman Seeff had already made images of some of the most interesting and creative people in music and art, including Andy Warhol, Patti Smith and Johnny Cash, when he was called on to photograph Apple founder Steve Jobs for Time Magazine. One of the images that he shot in that landmark session was used for the cover shot, the back cover of Jobs’ recent Isaacson biography and extensively at his memorial service.
Now, Seef has put the image up for sale in the form of a limited edition 24×36 lithograph, which he’s selling for $75 a piece. They’re reproduced in the faithful black and white, aside from a splash of color added in the form of the Apple logo on the front of the Macintosh.
The story of the making of the image, which you can read here, is an interesting one too, if you haven’t read it already:
“He walked in and he fell into that place in one second and I got the shot, it was that easy. I didn’t tell him what to do, he just did it. There isn’t any other process that works unless it’s collaborative, that’s the foundation of working with innovative people – you don’t ‘do it’ to anybody — you participate with them.”
If you’re a Jobs, Apple or Mac fan and have enjoyed this image, this seems like a great way to get a high-quality reproduction. The initial run of 300 are going to be juiced up with his signature and sold for $125 each, if you’re into that sort of thing.