This 1984 photo session was by Jeffrey Aaronson of Aspen, and yielded some gorgeous images as well as nonstop interesting conversation. He was originally hired by National Geographic to do the shoot for a book on computers, and this additional image from the same day was used in a Hewlett-Packard press release about their Model 110 Portable computer. A poster-sized version of this hung in the company’s hallway in Corvallis for years (click to embiggen):
The text of the H-P press photo (for release after 11/20/84) read:
With the Rocky Mountains to inspire him, free-lance writer Steve Roberts adds the finishing touches to an article he’s composed on The Portable computer from Hewlett-Packard Company. Roberts has been bicycling around the United States for a year now and, by writing stories on The Portable and transmitting them to publishers via modem over telephone lines, has maintained his free-lance business.
Photo: Jeffrey Aaronson / Aspen