Bill Alkofer, a contributing photographer for the Long Beach Post, has been shooting pictures professionally for 38 years, including stints at the Orange County Register, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Daily News. In spite of a dearth of opportunities in Southern California, Bill is a prolific curler, having won the 1979 Walsh County, North Dakota Curling Championship. He drew up in Minnesota, lives in Long Beach—but is a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He’s also an expert in United States presidential history; in his view, the best presidents were James Buchanon, Andrew Johnson and Warren G. Harding. If you see him out shooting photos, ask him why—and settle in for a very long and thorough answer.