McLeod, Hugh

Inventive surf photographer and graphic designer from Sydney, Australia; co-owner of the high-gloss Australian Surfing World magazine from 1979 to 1998. McLeod was born (1951) and raised in Melbourne, Victoria, moved with his family to Sydney in 1960, and began surfing three years later.

In 1970, after three years working as an advertising designer, McLeod started taking photographs professionally; three years later he was hired as a designer-photographer for Surfing World, the country's bes...