I was shocked to learn recently that a portrait I took almost ten years ago might have an unpaid agreement worth $6,000,000.00 today. I did know the photos would be important, that HE would be important. I could not have known how very right I was.
In January 2014, I took the first professional portraits of Vitalik Buterin, the teen inventor of the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum. I believed strongly that the 19-year-old Vitalik Buterin was altruistic, and you could feel history being made when he spoke. I recall the hairs standing up on my arms and a shiver in my spine.