Based in the end-of-the-road town of Homer, Alaska, photographer and author Don Pitcher has lived in Alaska for much of his adult life. He grew up on the East Coast and attended the University of California Berkeley before heading north to the Last Frontier.
Shortly after graduate school Don landed what seemed the coolest job on the planet: being flown around Alaska’s massive Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in a helicopter while conducting fire research. Wild places continued to beckon, and over the next 15 years he built backcountry trails, worked as a wilderness ranger, mapped grizzly habitat, and operated salmon weirs—anything to avoid an office job.
Don Pitcher is a highly regarded wedding and portrait photographer, but has also written or photographed many travel guidebooks. His photos have appeared in a multitude of publication and his fine art prints are sold in Alaska and Washington galleries, including Ptarmigan Arts in Homer.