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.
Singer K.T. Tunstall with Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz at the Moscone Center in San Francisco in September 2007
IT publisher and conference organizer Tim O’Reilly
at his company’s HQ in Sebastopol, California.
Timbuktu founders Elena Favilli (l.) and Francesca Cavallo
Dr. Thomas Fogarty demonstrates the balloon catheter he invented in 1963
for minimally invasive heart surgery.
YouTube star Joe Penna, a.k.a. MysteryGuitarMan, in his studio in Beverly Hills.
You’ve got too much mail? He has a solution: Matt Brezina, co-founder of Xobni.
Federico Faggin, father of Intel’s 4004, shows the world’s first microprocessor at an event in San Francisco.
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, former CEO of social networking site Polyvore.
Author and social media expert Howard Rheingold
Dutch author Deniz Kuypers
in San Francisco, where he lives and writes, near a former shipyard
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
Cheeta, reading his autobiography – which was published without his input by a ghostwriter in Britain. Naturally, he’s curious himself
founder Hartmut Esslinger at company headquarters in San Francisco.
Inventor and audio pioneer Dr. Amar Bose in his office, 2007
Former Wall Street analyst Marina Snetkova
is betting on San Francisco’s food truck movement. (It’s big, just like her cookies.)
The XO Laptop, also known as the $100 laptop, and its designer Yves Béhar at Béhar’s design agency Fuseproject
in San Francisco.
Cyber pioneer Jaron Lanier
at Café Leila in Berkeley, California.
Yammer founder David Sacks in his office in San Francisco in 2011
Senior Astronomer at the Seti Institute in Mountain View, California.