Jeff Jarvis Headshot

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Date May 11, 2016
If you work in tech, or media, or have listened to the news over the past few years, you probably already know who Jeff Jarvis is.

If not, his bio: “JEFF JARVIS is the author of Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News (CUNY Journalism Press, 2014), Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live (Simon & Schuster, 2011), What Would Google Do? (HarperCollins 2009), and the Kindle Single Gutenberg the Geek. He blogs about media and news at Buzzmachine.com and cohosts the podcast This Week in Google. He is professor and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. He advises media companies, startups, and foundations and is a public speaker”

Needless to say, it’s a fair statement to refer to this man as an expert in his field. He’s also one helluva cool guy in front of the camera. While covering this year’s edition of CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, I had the opportunity to grab Jeff backstage for a quick headshot session.

Upon our meeting, Jeff’s first remarks to me were, “You look really familiar,” and it quickly dawned on me that I’d already photographed him on stage at the World News Media Congress in Washington, D.C. the year prior. “Wow, good memory,” says Jeff.

Using my Fuji X-Pro2 and adding in a new piece of gear, a Lastolite Umbrella Box and a second fill flash, we set off to work. It became very clear, very quickly that Jeff was no stranger to the camera. Pose after pose, this guy really knows what he’s doing.

A few quick shots, some back-of-the-camera review, and we both agreed on this image. A pleasure and an honour to add this chap’s image to the collection.

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