Doug Menuez discovered what genius looks like. Steve Jobs – working in the crucible of 1980s Silicon Valley – was the picture of a pioneer reaching beyond what science said was possible.
Doug got as close to Jobs as a documentary photographer could get. His images tell an epic story, or as Doug himself says:
"When I arrived in Silicon Valley, the innovators were confident they would succeed at building something important. As I watched, I began to think: Wow, there is a chance they could change everything. The power of ideas took over everything"
The excitement was not about tech really, but about what is worth doing, finding purpose in creating something completely new. That message emerges in the images, a message Doug isolated as he clung to Jobs through the most intense time of the Apple founder’s life.
Ivan Barnett, gallery director at Patina, created the photography exhibition as a complement to The Santa Fe Opera’s highly anticipated world premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs on July 22, 2017.
The new Patina Gallery exhibition presents images and stories that are the day-to-day account of Jobs’ single-minded, three-year pursuit of redemption after being dumped by Apple.
"The Silicon Valley story is one of blood, guts and money. It’s about the future of the human race, and we have to have a voice"
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Read a great Q&A with Doug Menuez by Rob Dean here.
Enjoy Doug’s presentation about his three years with Jobs on Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 pm at The Lensic. Further information and tickets are available here.
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