Airbnb host Catherine Schlereth with her cat, Otto
Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun
Timbuktu founders Francesca Cavallo (l.) and Elena Favilli
Mr. Virtual Reality, Jaron Lanier
Social media pioneer Howard Rheingold
“My baby” – iPod father and Nest founder Tony Fadell
Probably the best part of my job is that journalists meet so many interesting people (and even the occasional chimp). Below, a selection of portraits. Many of these images are available for licensing through dpa Picture Alliance. Or just e-mail me.
YouTube star Joe Penna, a.k.a. MysteryGuitarMan, in his studio in Beverly Hills.
In 1974, Dan Kottke
traveled with Steve Jobs to India. He later became one of Apple’s first employees. Here he’s seen in front of the Apple store in Palo Alto, California
Senior Astronomer at the Seti Institute in Mountain View, California.
Cyber pioneer Jaron Lanier
at Café Leila in Berkeley, California.
Dutch author Deniz Kuypers
in San Francisco, where he lives and writes, near a former shipyard
IT publisher and conference organizer Tim O’Reilly
at his company’s HQ in Sebastopol, California.
Singer K.T. Tunstall with Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz at the Moscone Center in San Francisco in September 2007
Author and social media expert Howard Rheingold
Dr. Thomas Fogarty demonstrates the balloon catheter he invented in 1963
for minimally invasive heart surgery.
Former Wall Street analyst Marina Snetkova
is betting on San Francisco’s food truck movement. (It’s big, just like her cookies.)
Inventor and audio pioneer Dr. Amar Bose in his office, 2007
Federico Faggin, father of Intel’s 4004, shows the world’s first microprocessor at an event in San Francisco.
Timbuktu founders Elena Favilli (l.) and Francesca Cavallo
You’ve got too much mail? He has a solution: Matt Brezina, co-founder of Xobni.
The XO Laptop, also known as the $100 laptop, and its designer Yves Béhar at Béhar’s design agency Fuseproject
in San Francisco.
founder Hartmut Esslinger at company headquarters in San Francisco.
Cheeta, reading his autobiography – which was published without his input by a ghostwriter in Britain. Naturally, he’s curious himself
Yammer founder David Sacks in his office in San Francisco in 2011
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, former CEO of social networking site Polyvore.