Photographer Norman Seeff has unveiled a new handful of previously unreleased photos of Steve Jobs from his 1984 Rolling Stone shoot as an exclusive to Retronaut.
The back story behind the now iconic photo of Jobs sitting in lotus position with a Mac on his lap featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 2011 — is detailed in a unique personal interview I completed with Norman Seeff back in February for the launch of his Steve Jobs lithograph series.
The candid outtakes of a more relaxed Jobs at home and in his Apple office are just riveting — Norman explained how that image he snapped of Jobs in the lotus position was not a concept, nor was it a "posed photograph". It was a single frame captured during a spontaneous moment while shooting an extended session at Job’s 14,540-sq.ft Woodside mansion.
I would expect more unique images to be released by Seeff as the first anniversary of Jobs' passing approaches on October 5th this year. Maybe we'll see another Steve Jobs lithograph released by Norman to continue his fitting tribute to Apple's founder. But that's just wishful thinking on my part.