Photographer/Filmmaker Tom Sutherland was raised on the beaches of Honolulu, Hawaii. Always a waterman, he would go on early morning swims with his mentor Fred Van Dyke before his training with the Punahou swim team. After school he would go diving for lead weights at Sandy beach that fisherman had lost. Every day was a beach day for Tom. Wanting to document his Hawaii surfing adventures, he borrowed his father’s camera at age 18 and started filming Ala Moana, his favourite surf spot. The rest is history. Sutherland has been published in numerous magazines throughout the world and has 3 hardcover photography books to his credit. In 1973 Tom was hired by O’Neill Wetsuits to be their chief photographer. In 1975 Tom joined Surfing Magazine as Advertising Manager and Contributing Photographer. In 1977 he hosted the first ever professional surf contest at Trestles, The Sutherland Pro which attracted surfers from all over the globe. No longer doing commercial work, Sutherland now focuses on filming surfing, skiing, landscapes, art nudes and shooting documentary films. Tom’s masterful eye for light, shadow and expression have made his work highly popular and collectible in the art world. Sutherland continues to photograph daily and looks forward to capturing on film that elusive perfect wave.