In the 1980s, Doug Menuez was given unprecedented access to photograph Steve Jobs after his ousting at Apple while he started NeXT. The project eventually expanded as Menuez photographed countless, top, tech-sector executives including John Warnock at Adobe, John Sculley at Apple, Bill Gates at Microsoft, John Doerr at Kleiner Perkins, Marc Andreessen at Netscape over the course of 15 years. These images and the stories behind them are now published in "Fearless Genius."
Even those that don't follow Silicon Valley news who are perhaps not as interested in technology as others must acknowledge the amount of work these individuals achieved in the largest technological boom in history is quite astounding. Blood pressures ran high as the days ran long, many days of which were spent sitting at desks for hours on end -- and all to grant us access to the instant gratification to which we have become so accustomed today.
Menuez' images can be previewed for the first time in a series of photographs on the ever-beautiful Storehouse platform (preview links included below). In the meantime, enjoy some of the images from the book, which can be ordered on Amazon now...
All images and text used with permission and excerpted from the book Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000 by Doug Menuez, Atria Books. Foreword by Elliott Erwitt, Introduction by Kurt Andersen.
I like the line "Blood pressure ran high as the days ran long..." Thanks for the article, awesome content!
Thanks! Glad you liked it. They really were fascinating times as these are fascinating photographs (like my little joke there?...not smooth, I know...just having some fun).
Who ever thought this guy would turn from such a laid-back dude to such a self-centered total dick?