The 00's Turn of the Century - 2000’s Y2K brought amazing changes in my life. I recently married my wife, Shawna, my third child, Tai, was on the way and I would also start an amazing 15 year run with TransWorld Surf Magazine. In my opinion, TransWorld Surf Magazine was a total game changer for the surf industry. TransWorld Surf employed a cast of characters, including the Cote brothers, with a distinct sense of humor. I was lucky enough to be part of this amazing staff. They sent me everywhere to photograph all that was happening in the world of surf. Can you imagine every great surfing location on the planet? Well, TransWorld sent me there. I just grabbed my gear and a plane ticket was waiting. Through my work with TransWorld, I developed an amazing relationship with Andy Irons. I was blessed to be able to travel with him for much of the years he was world champ. I got to see first hand the Andy vs. Kelly rivalry. It was probably the greatest, most intense battle between surfers I’ll ever see. I was also lucky enough to see how it blossomed into a great friendship between the two. One of the biggest changes in my career and possibly surf photography was the introduction of digital cameras. The first time I shot digital was on a trip with Andy Irons, CJ Hobgood, Shane Dorian and a young Dane Reynolds. TransWorld Surf sent us to the Mentawais. Not only was it my first trip using digital but it was the first surf trip ever shot entirely with a digital camera. I had one camera, one hard drive and two memory cards. That’s it. TransWorld Surf Magazine used my image on the cover and Billabong ran ads and a billboard of Andy Irons doing an air. The whole surfing world took notice of these photos. Literally, over night, the surfing industry went digital. From that point forward, film for the most part, was dead. Red Bull jumped into the surfing industry full force. Soon other energy drinks followed, along with all of their extreme athlete fans and the availability of money for trips was abundant. Tow-in surfing was getting big, Tahiti was the spot to be and it seemed I was at every big swell that came through. TransWorld had me shooting all of it. Throughout my travels I continued my fascination with underwater images. I had many portfolios published in various surfing and photo mags around the world. Soon other photographers would catch on to the underwater look. So much of my great work was done during this time. I won numerous awards in these years, including the Red Bull Illume, the Whistler Pro Showdown, as well as the American Photo Magazine Award. Soon I would be working full-time with Bruce Irons and Volcom. I started collecting Vinyl again because music of that decade sucked. Little did I know this would become a collection of thousands by the end of the decade. Hendrix, The Beatles, The Stones and Beck where commonly found on my turntable.