To catch up on my recent work, please visit my new website: rootsandwingscreative.com. Roots & Wings Creative is a New Orleans based film and photography studio for people-centric storytelling that I started in 2016. Thanks! Claire
A vignette about Charlotte made for Project Homecoming to help promote their Summer Youth volunteer program.
A vignette for Project Homecoming.
During the Cry You One multimedia storytelling project, I had the pleasure of meeting Louis Michot, well-known fiddler for the Lost Bayou Ramblers. On the back porch of the home he built himself, he shared stories of land and culture, tradition … Continue reading
In 2013, I worked with four members of Mondo Bizarro and Art Spot Productions to document stories about the relationship between land and culture in Southern Louisiana as a multimedia component of the Cry You One theater production. We spoke with … Continue reading
Be the Bee from Claire Bangser on Vimeo. I had the great pleasure of meeting and interviewing Jeff Horchoff, a beekeeper on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain. When Jeff isn’t tending to his bees, he’s a woodworker that builds … Continue reading
When my friend Kaitlin reached out to me about making a video for her school to compete in a playground competition, I offered to meet to give her some advice on how to create a compelling video. But by the time I … Continue reading
I helped NolaVie make a short promotional video about their work using footage I took all over the city. Check it out!
Here’s a video I made in partnership with Serve Smart, a Seattle-based company that connects service programs with the training tools they need to realize their potential for impact. We worked together to create a script that explains how our … Continue reading
The photo gods came out in numbers this past weekend, and I’m not just talking about the beautiful, painstakingly handmade costumes of the Mardi Gras Indians. Here are a few shots from the day…
It felt just like any other rainy Monday, until Xavier the pig and 35 Louisiana chefs showed up in Eli’s backyard for an all-day Cajun Boucherie and bona fide hootenanny. This is photo evidence.
(Click the first thumbnail to view the slideshow, using your left and right arrows to navigate.) I will always be struck by the stark beauty of the above-ground graves at New Orleans cemeteries. Yesterday I took a morning photo stroll … Continue reading
I spent two days in a small village an hour from Kars, Turkey last month. I am in the process of creating some short videos and photo stories about the place and its people. Here are a few portraits in … Continue reading
On a Tuesday evening stroll in the Quarter with my 28mm f/1.8, I met a dog with a never-ending string of drool and a really really fun band called the Hokum High Rollers and a 3 year old Mardi Gras princess … Continue reading
We wake up at 4:45am to catch the sunrise from the levee wall in St. Bernard parish, overlooking a barren swampland that was once such a dense canopy you couldn’t see the sky. Dew covers swampy grasses so wet my … Continue reading
Some recent photos from a shoot out in St James Parish, LA with Mondo Bizarro. We’re working on a project called “Cry You One” and I’m on the media team. These images are from an interview with Mr. T. Black, … Continue reading
Pardon a few repeats… here are some of my photos from Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan during the four month National Geographic Young Explorers expedition with Cat Jaffee in 2012.
Some of my photos from northeastern Turkey, taken as part of the National Geographic Young Explorers expedition with Cat Jaffee across Turkey and the South Caucasus in 2012.
I was fortunate to receive a full scholarship from the Center for Digital Storytelling to participate in a 2.5 day food-based storytelling workshop in my current home-base city of New Orleans. We had just a day and a half to … Continue reading
They’re too cute to store away on my hard drive. Spend one minute of unedited bliss with the next generation of Azerbaijani beekeepers.
Here are a few shots from my recent work with Yoga for Everybody in Fairfield, CT. Most of the photos are taken in actual classes – including Baby & Me, Kundalini, and Vinyasa classes. The photos will populate their new … Continue reading
Presenting my very first video portrait! I grew up hanging out in Sally’s Place (an independent record shop) with the owner Sally White. Over the past 11 years Sally and I have formed a close friendship. I wanted to capture … Continue reading
One day. One city. One camera. 36 honey shops. 40+ honey tastings. 8 hours. 23 excellent mustaches. One jittery Claire Bangser. Read the full story in Cornucopia Magazine here.
I moved to Kars, Turkey to spend four months documenting the incredible work and research of National Geographic Young Explorer Catherine Jaffee. We’ll be traveling by foot across NE Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan – learning about beekeeping, honey, and food … Continue reading
Apply to the Awesome Foundation and you could win $1,000 to do something awesome in your community. It’s easy and deliciously awesome. Check out this video I made for Awesome Connecticut and visit www.awesomect.org for details.
The challenge: try to capture the social impact side of Balyolu in 90 seconds or less. The tools: still photos of Turkey, MacBook Air, and the 30 day free trial of Final Cut Pro (still got 3 days left!) The … Continue reading