The creative director of the magazine requested a 'white on white' portrait where Steve Jobs was to be illustrated with all of Apple's white products. Of course I didn't want to use a grayscale version of the products but create the Black & White feeling using the less possible color. I had to turn off some monitors but I haven't changed the actual color of the products. From around 300 of them I created the white mosaic first. Then I became curious with what a black version would look like.
The Panorama team liked them both. They included the initial portrait on the latest cover of the financial section - Panorama Economy - and the black one is used for the internal pages of the magazine.
Based on photos by various photographers of Corbis agency.
All Apple product photos courtesy by Apple Inc.
Art direction by Panorama's team @Mondadori Editore Spa, Milano, Italy.
Made with custom developed scripts, hacks and lots of love, using my Mac, Studio Artist, the Adobe Creative Suite and good music.
Licensed under the Creative Commons License Scheme.You can use this image for NON commercial projects, but you have to credit me. Please, don't use it to express hate, racism or anything negative.
You can download the high resolution files of these portraits from hereand here.
Wishing the best to Steve Jobs, a person I truly admire.