Transworld Business is a magazine based on the business side of action sports. It regularly features articles on topics like trends in the retail market, interviews with people behind the scenes at major companies, and other current news that is making an impact in action sports. TW Business also has an Exposure Meter that keeps track of coverage athletes, brands, and photographers receive throughout a year. They go through all the major publications in each action sport they cover (skate, surf, snow, wake, BMX, Moto-X) and calculate scores for when a rider/brand/photographer has a photo published. Today I was excited to find out that I was the top photographer for the wakeboarding industry in 2011. I realize I have a huge advantage in a contest like this because I am one of only two full time staff photographers in the industry, but I am very proud of the work we did at Alliance over the past year and the photos that were used in those eight issues. It is a bit humbling knowing your hard work is being recognized, so here’s looking forward to a fun and fruitful 2012. I’m excited to see what I can create, and even more excited to see what all the other awesome photographers in the sport create — it is their hard work and creativity that keeps me motivated and inspired.