Photos: Steve Jobs’ Home Office, 2004

Thursday, November 18, 2010
By OP Editor

The intensely private Apple CEO in his home office, captured by photojournalist Diana Walker, known for her candids of world leaders and industry titans.

Steve Jobs Apple CEO Home Office, 03, messy desk

“On July 31, 2004, Steve Jobs underwent surgery to remove a malignant tumor from his pancreas. A few weeks later, he permitted Diana Walker, his favorite Time Magazine contract photographer, to shoot him in his Palo Alto home.” Describes Fortune.

The rare photos of the post operation Steve Jobs in his home office were shot in August 2004.

It shows the Apple CEO in a minimalistic furnished / rustic / zen house. What computer does Steve Jobs use at home? Being 2004, he is using PowerMac G5, 30″ Apple Cinema Display, iSight video camera, white Apple Keyboard, and Apple Pro Mouse. The billionaire has a semi-messy desk, like most creative types.

Steve Jobs Apple CEO Home Office, 02, photo, ichat son Reed Jobs

Does this look like an iPhone 5 prototype?

Steve Jobs Apple CEO Home Office, 04 iPhone 5 prototype

The timeless Steve Jobs fashion captured? Priceless.

Steve Jobs Apple CEO Home Office, 05, Amazon box

There is even a Steve Jobs glamor / pin-up shoot. (Don’t quit your day job Steve!)

Steve Jobs Apple CEO Home Office, 12, pinup glamor photo with sandals

Did you find the Amazon box in Steve Jobs’ home office?

Photographer Diana Walker

The Apple CEO home office photo shoot is by photojournalist Diana Walker.

Diana Walker’s subjects include “notables in politics, industry, science, entertainment, and the arts—from Ronald Reagan to Steve Jobs; from Lillian Gish to Princess Diana and Prince Charles; from Mikhail Gorbachev to Hillary Clinton.” She photographed White House life for two decades, from the Ford to the Clinton administrations.

Another one of her photos of Steve Jobs at home in 1982, living like a monk.

Steve Jobs Home Office, 1982

“This was a very typical time. I was single. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had.” Steve Jobs describes.

The behind the scenes photos are published in The Bigger Picture: 30 Years of Portraits (2007) [amazon link]. Published by the National Geographic Society.

via cultofmac and fortune


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2 Responses to “Photos: Steve Jobs’ Home Office, 2004”

  1. Don

    Nice shots.

    I was wondering if the boy on the computer monitor is Steve’s son, or if it’s Steve himself when he was younger? I”m guessing that it’s his son, because, boy-oh-boy, does he ever look like the old man!


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