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AK47 Division The media division of H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory that specializes in high art photography Director: Anna Kuzmina

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04/29/2022

How long have you been an artist? Every artists has theirs up and downs. Guerdley Cajus reminds us a valuable lesson on honoring our journey as artists. Full episode is coming soon.

04/25/2022

Have you experienced doubts about being an artist? Guerdley Cajus reminds us to celebrate the "universe" that is inside us. Stay tuned for a full episode.

04/22/2022

Self acceptance journey starts when you realize that you are going to spent the rest of your life with YOU. Stay tuned for more wisdom from amazing Guerdley Cajus

04/18/2022

What gets you going in the morning?

Sometimes it's the to-do list, hot coffee or that gold coat, like our first featured artist Guerdley Cajus . 😉
Stay tuned for more of our upcoming series. 🎥✨❤

Thank you for having us! ❤
04/17/2022

Thank you for having us! ❤

03/23/2022

Check out our new work with Notnormal Fitness! Go and show some love to her new page!

Thank you for having me 📷❤
10/23/2021

Thank you for having me 📷❤

11/23/2020
Pimp My Style "Birthday Edition"

I'm excited to share this long anticipated video! For my birthday our PMS team helped me to create a story surrounding my journey as a woman. We're going live on Wednesday to premiere my birthday featurette and share our process! Join our IG live 6pm EST . 🙂 - Anna

07/10/2020
Pimp My Style {Alli}

Producer: H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory
Cinematography & Editing: AK47Division
Dancer: Allison Berowski
Space: Dolby Soho

Before COVID-19 I was finding myself not wanting to pick up a camera sometimes. Recently the purpose of using my camera ...
06/21/2020

Before COVID-19 I was finding myself not wanting to pick up a camera sometimes. Recently the purpose of using my camera started to go back to me.
Photographing Safi and his son is especially has been fulfilling for me because I don't have that many photos of me and my father together, unfortunately. I never saw value in it until I lost him. Now every bit of memory has been my way to hold on to him. My favorite photo of him sits on my table: he is 17 and plays guitar, so young and handsome. When I photograph Safi and little Safi-James, I'm giving him something I would never have: a photographic tesseract for him to see the lineage of growth, love and nurture in the hands of his father.
Today we have a lot more access to technology and photography has become vocational. However I find that I don't see a lot of images of fathers and their children. I was happy to come across and see a tribe of men who's documenting valuable moments of their fatherhood. More of that please!
A year ago I've committed to creating a project dedicated to fathers to honor the memory of mine. After almost a year has passed since my father's death I see that the way I viewed my project was centered around my unprocessed grief. I took some time to process during this pandemic and I reevaluated my approach. Seeing the grief of our generation when black fathers and their children unjustly being killed by white fathers and their sons, I find that we need more leaders. More examples. Fatherhood plays an important part in every child's life. We learn how to treat women from our fathers, we learn about masculinity through how our fathers express it. What does it look like to be vulnerable as a man? What is the strength? What is sexuality? Black fathers, q***r fathers, single fathers. Fatherhood has a lot of spectrum and complexity. I'll be using my gift as a platform to capture this beautiful process.
I want to say a special Thank you again to everyone who supported father's project so far. And thank you to for allowing me to capture you so candidly. Happy Father's Day. Drop a comment or a memory of your fatherhood or father's moment💖

Photographer  Ghevaria
06/20/2020

Photographer Ghevaria

Happy Juneteenth! ❤️
06/19/2020

Happy Juneteenth! ❤️

Here is  looking fierce as ever 3 months after giving birth. Working with Yasmine on her maternity shoot, we learned a l...
06/19/2020

Here is looking fierce as ever 3 months after giving birth.

Working with Yasmine on her maternity shoot, we learned a lot about the challenges Black mothers face during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. "Black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's partly why the overall rate of pregnancy-related deaths has climbed over the past two decades, making the maternal mortality rate in the United States the worst in any industrialized country, according to a 2016 analysis published in the journal The Lancet."

When Yasmine was giving birth, we were there for support and safety. And she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Watching her be full of joy, connecting with her son every breathing second is fulfilling. However, I know that her experience of motherhood is weighed down by the uncertainty of the future of Black men in America: "One day someone won't think he's cute anymore and will think he's a threat." In Chicago (1955), 14-year old Emmet Till, was accused by a white woman for flirting with her and he was later found brutally murdered by her husband and son. In 2017, she testified that her accusation was false. In Central Park (1989), a white woman was assaulted, and five 13-year olds boys were incarcerated. After 13 years, they were released, proven innocent. In 2020 (South Georgia), Ahmaud Arbery, age 25, was shot by a white man and his son while jogging. There are many more examples where our biases, prejudices and racism fueled "feeling unsafe" which then caused a black man to lose his life unjustly.

I share this, because I strongly believe that art exists to send people a message, to reflect the times or to show a possible future. This portrait series is a reflection of a conversation we've been having about motherhood, its joy, its challenges, about being a Black woman and a mother raising a child during COVID-19 and a racial pandemic. It exists to inspire, to evoke empathy, and to promote understanding one another. People say that it's differences that separates us, but I think, it's our lack of empathy that stands in our way of seeing our similarities. Thank you for reading.

03/26/2020
H+ | Pimp My Style {THE EVENT} March 2020 Session

Pimp My Style {The Event} is a pro-bono headshot event created by Safi Thomas. We had an opportunity to help over 100 dancers get the help they needed. Brand consultation, styling, hair and makeup, and finally the headshot! All free! Helping dancers move beyond deficits into only having to be concerned about booking.

We had a phenomenal volunteer staff of professionals who brought their skills to assist these dancers get a shot at a more lucrative career. It was a beautiful thing to behold.

Take a look.

Go to hdcny.org/donate to help keep this program going!

H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory introduces Pimp My Style {The Event}! The next phase of the innovative pro-bono Pimp...
09/13/2019

H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory introduces Pimp My Style {The Event}! The next phase of the innovative pro-bono Pimp My Style {PMS} Service for dancers created by dance educator & philanthropist Safi A. Thomas!

A Tri-Annual event where you come to get your headshot done! Not just a headshot appointment but an experience! Come get the red carpet treatment with styling, hair & make-up, and your final look! Book your appoitment today!

hdcny.org/pmsevent

Pimp My Style is a dancer-run, pro-bono boutique service for dancers providing professional headshots, dance videos and ...
09/13/2019

Pimp My Style is a dancer-run, pro-bono boutique service for dancers providing professional headshots, dance videos and resumes once a year. PMS is alleviating the stress so you can compete on equal footing in the industry with quality representation of your personal brand. Created by Artistic Director and Founder of H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory.

Your next headshot is on us! Sign up >>> www.hdcny.org/pms

Pimp My Style {Laurie Deziel}
09/13/2019

Pimp My Style {Laurie Deziel}

PMS_Janice
08/29/2019

PMS_Janice

HumansWe
08/29/2019

HumansWe

Pimp My Style {Guerdley Cajus}
06/20/2019

Pimp My Style {Guerdley Cajus}

Pimp My Style is a dancer-run, pro-bono boutique service for dancers providing professional headshots, dance videos and ...
05/30/2019

Pimp My Style is a dancer-run, pro-bono boutique service for dancers providing professional headshots, dance videos and resumes once a year. PMS is alleviating the stress so you can compete on equal footing in the industry with quality representation of your personal brand.
Created by Artistic Director and Founder of H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory.

A huge thank you to RED Digital Cinema for providing us with equipment to shoot dance videos.

www.hdcny.org/pms

H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory introduces Pimp My Style {The Event}! The next phase of the innovative pro-bono Pimp...
05/19/2019

H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory introduces Pimp My Style {The Event}! The next phase of the innovative pro-bono Pimp My Style {PMS} Service for dancers created by dance educator & philanthropist Safi A. Thomas!

A Tri-Annual event where you come to get your headshot done! Not just a headshot appointment but an experience! Come get the red carpet treatment with styling, hair & make-up, and your final look! Book your appoitment today!

hdcny.org/pmsevent

05/16/2019

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H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory introduces Pimp My Style {The Event}! The next phase of the innovative pro-bono Pimp...
05/07/2019

H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory introduces Pimp My Style {The Event}! The next phase of the innovative pro-bono Pimp My Style {PMS} Service for dancers created by dance educator & philanthropist Safi A. Thomas!

A Tri-Annual event where you come to get your headshot done! Not just a headshot appointment but an experience! Come get the red carpet treatment with styling, hair & make-up, and your final look! Book your appoitment today!

hdcny.org/pmsevent

Pimp My Style is a dancer-run, pro-bono boutique service for dancers providing professional headshots, dance videos and ...
05/07/2019

Pimp My Style is a dancer-run, pro-bono boutique service for dancers providing professional headshots, dance videos and resumes once a year. PMS is alleviating the stress so you can compete on equal footing in the industry with quality representation of your personal brand. Created by Artistic Director and Founder of H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory.

Your next headshot is on us! Sign up >>> www.hdcny.org/pms

05/07/2019
H+ | Pimp My Style {The Event} April 2019

Sunday, April 14th marked the 2nd Pimp My Style® {Event} by H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory at their new sexy venue sponsor, Lytehouse Studios!!! Dancers strutted onto Samsung’s red carpet for a selfie, then escorted to the PMS® Lounge where they entered different worlds through Samsung’s VR tech, filled out surveys on Samsung’s tablets, got top industry advice during their brand consultations, and of course, had appetizing bites from sponsors like Starbucks, Kossar’s, Peter Pan’s, Le Gamin, Brooklyn Label and more! Back in the main event area, Glamour & Wardrobe Station were popping with striking colors, bold looks, and overall fierceness. Camera flashes were going off at the cyclorama all throughout the day with our incredible PMS® Volunteer Photographers capturing dancers in their best light. Thank you to the creator of Pimp My Style®, Dance Educator, Philanthropist, and Choreographer Safi A. Thomas, and Anna Kuzmina, Executive Director of our media division, H+ | AK47 Division® and all the dancers who came out for their personal paparazzi. Stay tuned for the BTS Video release and headshot release in May!!! Experiencing major FOMO? Sign-up for your next PMS® Cycle at www.hdcny.org/pms TODAY! Slots are going fast!

A heart's purity ray of ever going smile will be my reminder of my love, my strength and beauty. 📷 for Pimp My Style fea...
05/01/2019

A heart's purity ray of ever going smile will be my reminder of my love, my strength and beauty. 📷 for Pimp My Style featuring .
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Recent design projects for primary client H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory®
04/17/2019

Recent design projects for primary client H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory®

Pimp My Style is a dancer-run, pro-bono boutique service for dancers providing professional headshots, dance videos and ...
03/29/2019

Pimp My Style is a dancer-run, pro-bono boutique service for dancers providing professional headshots, dance videos and resumes once a year created by Safi A. Thomas.
PMS is alleviating the stress so you can compete on equal footing in the industry with quality representation of your personal brand.

Camera:
MUA: Andrea Hurtado
Client: Astree Perichon

hdcny.org/pms

hdcny.org/pmsevent
03/25/2019

hdcny.org/pmsevent

H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory introduces Pimp My Style {The Event}! The next phase of the innovative pro-bono Pimp My Style {PMS} Service for dancers created by dance educator & philanthropist Safi A. Thomas!

A Tri-Annual event where you come to get your headshot done! Not just a headshot appointment but an experience! Come get the red carpet treatment with styling, hair & make-up, and your final look! Book your appoitment today!

hdcny.org/pmsevent

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How long have you been an artist? Every artists has theirs up and downs. Guerdley Cajus reminds us a valuable lesson on honoring our journey as artists. Full episode is coming soon.
Have you experienced doubts about being an artist? Guerdley Cajus reminds us to celebrate the "universe" that is inside us. Stay tuned for a full episode.
Self acceptance journey starts when you realize that you are going to spent the rest of your life with YOU. Stay tuned for more wisdom from amazing Guerdley Cajus
What gets you going in the morning?

Sometimes it's the to-do list, hot coffee or that gold coat, like our first featured artist Guerdley Cajus . 😉
Stay tuned for more of our upcoming series. 🎥✨❤
Thank you for having us! ❤
Check out our new work with Notnormal Fitness! Go and show some love to her new page!
Thank you for having me 📷❤
I'm excited to share this long anticipated video! For my birthday our PMS team helped me to create a story surrounding my journey as a woman. We're going live on Wednesday to premiere my birthday featurette and share our process! Join our IG live 6pm EST . 🙂 - Anna
Producer: H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory
Cinematography & Editing: AK47Division
Dancer: Allison Berowski
Space: Dolby Soho
Before COVID-19 I was finding myself not wanting to pick up a camera sometimes. Recently the purpose of using my camera started to go back to me.
Photographing Safi and his son is especially has been fulfilling for me because I don't have that many photos of me and my father together, unfortunately. I never saw value in it until I lost him. Now every bit of memory has been my way to hold on to him. My favorite photo of him sits on my table: he is 17 and plays guitar, so young and handsome. When I photograph Safi and little Safi-James, I'm giving him something I would never have: a photographic tesseract for him to see the lineage of growth, love and nurture in the hands of his father.
Today we have a lot more access to technology and photography has become vocational. However I find that I don't see a lot of images of fathers and their children. I was happy to come across and see a tribe of men who's documenting valuable moments of their fatherhood. More of that please!
A year ago I've committed to creating a project dedicated to fathers to honor the memory of mine. After almost a year has passed since my father's death I see that the way I viewed my project was centered around my unprocessed grief. I took some time to process during this pandemic and I reevaluated my approach. Seeing the grief of our generation when black fathers and their children unjustly being killed by white fathers and their sons, I find that we need more leaders. More examples. Fatherhood plays an important part in every child's life. We learn how to treat women from our fathers, we learn about masculinity through how our fathers express it. What does it look like to be vulnerable as a man? What is the strength? What is sexuality? Black fathers, q***r fathers, single fathers. Fatherhood has a lot of spectrum and complexity. I'll be using my gift as a platform to capture this beautiful process.
I want to say a special Thank you again to everyone who supported father's project so far. And thank you to for allowing me to capture you so candidly. Happy Father's Day. Drop a comment or a memory of your fatherhood or father's moment💖
Photographer Ghevaria
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