bio Ed Collier , or "Special" as his FirstDescents.org friends have nicknamed him, has been a hard working, professional photographer for more than 20 years. After learning some incredibly valuable skills as a staff photographer at a large Indiana newspaper, Ed set out on his own in September of 2004, and hasn’t looked back since. Based just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, Ed has photographed a wide variety of subjects all over the United States, and spends about a quarter of the year on the road. Ed works efficiently, quickly, affordably, and always with a sense of humor. Over the last few years, Ed has slightly narrowed his work focus, targeting his passions: higher education, clean energy, and working with smaller organizations and non-profits to create dynamic imagery that helps them grow and communicate their message.