When you think of a portrait of Steve Jobs, I bet this is the image you have in mind. Photographer Albert Watson took the famous portrait in 2006, and it has become a signature photo of the famous visionary and entrepreneur. In this video from Profoto, Watson himself shares the interesting story behind this recognizable portrait.
In 1994, diver and photographer Carl Roessler captured ‘Maddened Attack’, an image of a shark taken off the southern coast of Australia. Four years later Apple Computers Inc. licensed the photograph to use during a presentation wherein Steve Jobs used the image to cheekily illustrate that Apple’s new PowerBook G3 laptop computer could eat the competition (shown in the video below just after the 9 minute mark).
Until now, there had been no issues with the usage and licensing of ‘Maddened Attack.’ However, prefacing one of the most climactic scenes of Universal Pictures’ new Steve Jobs biopic, the image makes an unwelcome appearance, as Steve Jobs, played by Michael Fassbender, humorously debates with a coworker what image of a shark should be used in the keynote presentation.[Read More…]