Aaron Chang is an award winning, internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been published all over the world in hundreds of books and magazines.
“People always ask me who the best surf and ocean photographer is,” says Surfer magazine photo editor Jeff Divine, “and I’ve always said it was Aaron Chang.”
As a force in visually defining the sport of surfing, Aaron has pursued his passion for surf photography to the far ends of the earth. As a senior photographer for Surfing magazine for 25 years Aaron was at the core of the surfing world, traveling to over fifty countries and discovering new talent and surf spots on a global scale. Aaron was selected from among the world’s top photojournalists for seven “Day in the Life” book projects. He was also named one of the top five sports photographers by American Photographer magazine and was the subject of a cover story.
Aaron has been featured on numerous TV shows for networks such as PBS and Fuel TV and is a featured subject in the documentary “Lost and Found.” In addition, Aaron has worked for prestigious commercial accounts, helping to shape their brands through his gift for photography. Currently, Aaron is being considered for a new TV show titled “Captured with Aaron Chang”, which will take viewers around the world and behind the scenes as Aaron introduces them to the adventure of extreme photography. Combining his love for photography and his love of surfing, Aaron has begun creating photo-surfboard sculptures, some of which can be seen at his galleries in Solana Beach and downtown San Diego.
He is also is in the process of developing a 3D mobile surf installation, which will be a stunning photographic mural showcasing his work. An active member of his community both personally and professionally, Aaron contributes to many charities and serves on boards of directors. Currently residing in north San Diego County, he is a loving husband and father of two boys and is, of course, an avid surfer. You can keep up with Aaron by subscribing to his surf photography blog, where art lovers, travelers and photographers alike are a part of Aaron’s community. Share in his stories behind the shots, photo tips and inspirational slideshows by signing up to subscribe and become a part of his community.
Through art, we will contribute, in a positive way, to the betterment of our culture and inspire our ocean minded community to appreciate the gift of life.
The Aaron Chang Gallery will have an open door policy with community engagement on all levels. Whether teaching students about photography, or championing the needy, the gallery will become a leader in the business community by adopting a servant’s heart and using the simple act of giving as a strategy for success. We want everyone who comes into the gallery to leave inspired by their experience.