“My baby” – iPod father and Nest founder Tony Fadell

portrait of Timbuktu.me founders Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

Timbuktu founders Francesca Cavallo (l.) and Elena Favilli

Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun writing math formula

Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun

Mr. Virtual Reality, Jaron Lanier

AirBnB host Catherine Schlereth and her cat Otto

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.