Marie Claire Magazine 'Breaking Waves'
Producer: Tik Root
Director of Photography: Luke Piotrowski
During the 2019-2020 Women's World Surf League season, I served as DP and editor for a 20-minute short film profiling the top three American female surfers as they competed for two olympic spots in the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Production led us to the World Surf League Lululemon Maui Pro World Title championship, where I was tasked with keeping cameras rolling on all three surfers as they competed in the most important event of the season, and for the world title. I was able to build trust with the athletes and provide glimpses into their daily life, even during an incredibly high-intensity week. In addition, we conducted three interviews on-location at Lakey, Caroline, and Carissa's homes.
In addition to the 20-minute documentary short that was published by Marie Claire in partnership with Newsy, I also photographed Carissa, Caroline, and Lakey throughout production. Ultimately, the portraits I made over the course of 6 months were published in Marie Claire's Summer 2020 print magazine and shared online.