“My baby” – iPod father and Nest founder Tony Fadell Timbuktu founders Francesca Cavallo (l.) and Elena Favilli Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun Mr. Virtual Reality, Jaron Lanier Airbnb host Catherine Schlereth with her cat, Otto Social media pioneer Howard Rheingold
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
Bestselling author and futurist Jeremy Rifkin, president of the Foundation on Economic Trends
Frog Design founder Hartmut Esslinger at company headquarters in San Francisco.
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, former CEO of social networking site
Inventor and audio pioneer Dr. Amar Bose in his office, 2007
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
Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at the Seti Institute in Mountain View, California.
Deniz Kuypers in San Francisco, where he lives and writes, near a former shipyard
YouTube star Joe Penna, a.k.a. MysteryGuitarMan, in his studio in Beverly Hills.
Dr. Thomas Fogarty demonstrates the balloon catheter he invented in 1963 for minimally invasive heart surgery.
Legendary Silicon Valley restaurateur Jamis MacNiven at Buck’s in Woodside
Former Wall Street analyst
Marina Snetkova is betting on San Francisco’s food truck movement. (It’s big, just like her cookies.)
Former Apple Chief Evangelist Guy Kawasaki, now a consultant to Google’s Motorola handset unit
Author and social media expert Howard Rheingold
Somewhere up there… Seti director Jill Tarter at the Allen Telescope Array in Hat Creek, California.
Word Lens developers John DeWeese and Otavio Good showing their augmented reality app
Futurist Paul Saffo.
Cheeta, reading his autobiography – which was published without his input by a ghostwriter in Britain. Naturally, he’s curious himself
Cyber pioneer Jaron Lanier at Café Leila in Berkeley, California.
Federico Faggin, father of Intel’s 4004, shows the world’s first microprocessor at an event in San Francisco.
You’ve got too much mail? He has a solution: Matt Brezina, co-founder of Xobni.
IT publisher and conference organizer Tim O’Reilly at his company’s HQ in Sebastopol, California.
Yammer founder David Sacks in his office in San Francisco in 2011
The XO Laptop, also known as the $100 laptop, and its designer Yves Béhar at Béhar’s design agency Fuseproject in San Francisco.
Mark Pincus at a media presentation. More here
Timbuktu founders Elena Favilli (l.) and Francesca Cavallo