Chang, Aaron

Soft-spoken photographer from San Diego, California; a longtime senior contributor to Surfing magazine; regarded by many as surfing's premier all-around lensman in the 1980s and early '90s. "People always ask me who the best surf photographer is," Surfer magazine photo editor Jeff Divine said in 1994, "and I've always said Aaron Chang."

Born (1956) in Tucson, Arizona, Chang began surfing not long after moving with his family to San Diego at age nine, and took up photography and filmmaking at...