I am a New York City based movement photographer and retoucher. I first picked up my camera at the age of 13 and have been experimenting ever since. I currently study photography alongside my pursuit of a Bachelor of Art in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College. I graduate in May 2020.
Beyond photography, I am a dancer, yoga instructor, model, and choreographer. I teach private clients across NYC, perform in music videos, and present my choreography as part of various productions. I am also the current Programming Assistant at Moving for Life, a nonprofit that brings movement to those affected by breast cancer. This blend of professions provides me a unique perspective that bleeds through my photography style and direction.
Movement and discovering ones inner beauty is at the heart of my work. I explore the dichotomy of photography and movement through every photograph. I focus on the performative process of capturing time. Photography aims to freeze time while movement is ephemeral. I aim to showcase the inner beauty of those that are a part of my work as well as inspire those who view it. I am inspired by film photographers of past as well as the trends that float by in the present.
As a dancer, I have a unique way of interacting with bodies in space. My choices and angles are in response to the movements and inner beauty of my subjects. I consistently ask “what's next” or “what else can we do” to push the boundaries. Because of this, everything I create is purely collaborative.
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"Working with Claire is both a fulfilling and challenging experience as model! She’s a visionary thinker and will really push your out your comfort one to create some ICONIC work. If you want some content that’s quality I will absolutely recommend Claire Sersun Photography for any event or endeavors ‼️"
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"Claire is a great photographer; she is kind, patient, and knows how to make anyone look good. She is great with posing me behind the camera, which is fantastic because I have no experience with modeling and have no clue what to do! I highly recommend her because she is highly skilled and has accessible pricing."
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"I absolutely loved working with Claire and would recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer! ... Claire’s character distinguishes her from other photographers, in that her kindness shines through her photography. Her love and passion for not only her profession but also the nature of life makes her photos come to life. She respects each client and allows him or her to stand out in his or her own way. ... Claire is a lot of fun to work with ... I highly recommend Claire Sersun Photography!"
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"Claire provided me guidance and inspiration in order to bring the project we were collaborating on to life. Her artistic eye carries through beyond the lens of her camera, and the finalized photos were incredibly unique!"
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