Chris Straley first picked up a camera as a way to capture his group of friends doing what they love—surfing, skateboarding, and living the Southern California dream. He progressed quickly and went from hobbyist to professional within just a few years. Early in his career Straley was added to the elite staff of photographers at TransWorld SURF magazine. After TransWorld SURF, Straley focused on commercial projects working with companies including Nike, Adidas, Chase Bank and many others. Chris's unique photographic vision paired with his affable and easy going personality have made him a sought after lifestyle photographer.