King, Don

Aquatic Hawaii-born cameraman from Kailua, Oahu; Surfing magazine staff photographer through the 1980s and early '90s; best known for his tight-angle action water photography. King was born (1960) in Honolulu, raised in Kailua, and began surfing in 1969 in Waikiki. He took his first water shots at age 14, swimming into the lineup at Pipeline with a waterproof Kodak Instamatic—the equivalent, as Surfing magazine later phrased it, "to learning how to drive at the Indy 500."

Two years later Kin...