Clarence Maki

Easygoing photographer from Honolulu, Hawaii, he shot many of the best-known surfing images of Waikiki and Makaha in the 1950s and early '60s. Maki was born (1924) in Kilauea, Kauai, raised in Honolulu, began surfing in 1944, and taught himself how to use a camera. His photos (always black and white; developed from his home darkroom) were first published in 1953 in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and the Honolulu Advertiser newspapers.