about earl This is usually the area where photographers pretentiously posture as if they just cured cancer. They talk about how they connect spiritually with their subjects or how they've been influenced by Pee Wee Herman. Whatever. I find it quite annoying. In that spirit, I'll keep my pitch short and sweet. Here's what you need to know about me. I have more than 30 years experience in newspaper, magazine and commercial photography. I was a director of photography for a midwest ad agency as well as for the Topeka Capital-Journal.I shared in a Pulitzer Prize at the Kansas City Star for its coverage of the Hyatt Skywalk Collapse in 1981. A small piece of it, but a Pulitzer nonetheless. I like to have fun. I ride a road bike a lot, and my family is my number one priority. I won't tolerate intolerance. I don't like it when people talk on their cell phones while driving. It's dangerous. I play the uilleann pipes. I went to law school with my daughter. Yes, I had a higher GPA, but don't tell her that I told you this. I have a JD (and a good knowledge of IP, especially copyright issues). I decided after practicing law for a couple of years that I needed to get back to photography. But the most important things you need to know about me are: I am easy to work with, I don't take myself too seriously, and I produce great work on a budget and on deadline. And now, I'm a FAA Part 107 Certified Drone pilot offering photography from an aerial perspective, too. Wet Plate Collodion portrait by Jeff Schotland/www.handmade-photographs.com earlrichardson.com You Can Find Me on Wonderful Machine wonderfulmachine.com.