Clem Lucine

My job never sucks, but some days are better than others. Waterski Magazine called and asked if I was available to make portraits of world waterski champion Clem Lucine. I’ve photographed her before for the magazine, boxing with her friend Natalia Berdnikova.

This time was different. Lucine just scored 10,040 points in tricks, becoming the first woman to break the 10,000 mark. It also elevated the world overall record. We made some portraits where she trains and then went down the street, to photograph her with her Ski Nautique boat. We had a great two hours of shooting… dramatic clouds, high energy jumps and posed rope handles.

Clem was terrific to work with. Days after the shoot, she headed back to France for the winter and celebrated her achievements. Congratulations Clem!


Clem Lucine – Images by Cy Cyr