Renowned photographer Norman Seeff has released a series of unseen photographs featuring a young Steve Jobs and the early Apple crew from the 1980s.
One of the images featured is a picture of Jobs in the lotus position with a Mac on his lap, which has made the cover of TIME magazine. Seeff is currently selling the iconic ‘lotus’ image as a lithograph on his website for USD$75.
Besides the images, Seeff also offers his personal account of the photo shoot—revealing interesting details about Jobs.
“The well-known shot of Steve sitting in lotus position with the Mac on his lap was a totally spontaneous experience. By the time the session was over, he was sitting on the floor with his shoes off and he showed me how he could put his leg over his head – a truly yogic display of flexibility. Later on I captured a shot of him wiggling his toes with an impish look on his face in the background – informal images which are in such contrast to the stature of what he was to become in his not too distant future.
Steve was truly a visionary. Being a visionary is an intuitive faculty of being able to see beyond the current horizons of possibility. It is a powerful reflection of imagination not constrained by everyday boundaries. He was extraordinarily impatient with people who said “it couldn’t be done”. That was where some of his purported dictatorial unreasonableness would come from but in the end, he got what he wanted and everyone discovered that what seemed impossible could be done. Steve made the impossible possible.”
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