Photographer John Vinci is originally from New York and in 2012 John started to work seasonally on Afognak Island in Kitoi Bay Hatchery. Starting in 2015 he became a year round employee. He started photography just to capture the different species he had seen. The main focus of his photography is wildlife and he tries to focus on birds, but lately has been focused on the bears and other wildlife on Afognak. John decides to opt out of computer manipulation of of colors and sharpness in his photos. Several of John's photos have been used over the years whether it's part of an advertisement, calendar, or coffee table book. He enjoys taking photos and is hoping to continue for a long time.