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Kwesi Abbensetts – breaking the surface

Kwesi Abbensetts – breaking the surface

You can always change your own time Make your cup of change defy order and make it your stool sit in that space and flaunt your virtues, since your life only belongs to you Your folks already let you out to pasture … The way of nature my people, the way of nature Now run off and find your own food. Kwesi Abbensetts is a South American born photographer, hailing from the country of Guyana.  I...

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Kwesi Abbensetts: Folasade… the sensuous muse

Kwesi Abbensetts: Folasade… the sensuous muse

” … there’s a visceral reaction that I get when I see a woman who has an interesting face, lips, eyes; an interesting look … I just want to capture that…” -KABB They have a history. Kwesi says that he saw a picture of Folasade and he had to get with her. She inspired him to reach out and ask her to collaborate on creating some captures. It’s an inspiration that led to an on...

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Kwesi Abbensetts: gradient

Kwesi Abbensetts: gradient

A woman is such a large vessel that she can become filled with so much and not overflow, not so for a man, men spill.   Kwesi Abbensetts Kwesi Abbensetts is a South American born photographer, hailing from the country of Guyana.  In 2006 while in his final year of film school at Brooklyn College, Kwesi purchased a FUJI 5600 digital camera and from thereon his love for photography blossomed.  Photo...

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Kwesi Abbensetts: raw sugar

Kwesi Abbensetts: raw sugar

“egyptian molasses burnt sugar sweat black RAW drizzled agave citrus honey syrup brown honey musk cane juice sex“ – Kwesi Abbensetts the art of sexual intensity. nothing more to say here. Kwesi’s forays into afrosensuality are unparalleled in their creative daring. I will stop here because the works speak volumes. Don’t you agree? -Vincent, the humble gardener   ...

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TALK FAME – Alvin Ailey Dancer Paige Fraser

TALK FAME – Alvin Ailey Dancer Paige Fraser

TALK FAME Alvin Ailey Dancer Paige Fraser Interview and Dance Talking about ballet. This is our first of many interviews and discussions to come on the lives of the Artist. We have started the discussion and want to continue it on video throughout this coming year. Collaboration is such a huge asset to TALKFAME and so of course we had to team up with one of Brooklyn’s finest Kwesi Abbensetts on a ...

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Kwesi Abbensetts: 30 minutes with Jodie Smith

Kwesi Abbensetts: 30 minutes with Jodie Smith

"So I first saw Jodie Smith in Seu Jorge short film The Model: Oshun and the Dream. I was enchanted by and wondered who was this girl. Well by chance she flew into New York for a shoot, but it was cancelled due to the snow and so she gave me a call late night and we had an impromptu shoot just to introduce ourselves to each other and as rushed as it was I found some gems to share." - Kwesi Abbense...

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Kwesi Abbensetts… seven minutes on willoughby st

Kwesi Abbensetts… seven minutes on willoughby st

a little photoshoot… just seven  minutes… on Willoughby St. with Stephanie G. Sometimes… its just cool like that. Kwesi Abbensetts is a South American born photographer, hailing from the country of Guyana.  In 2006 while in his final year of film school at Brooklyn College, Kwesi purchased a FUJI 5600 digital camera and from thereon his love for photography blossomed.  Photograph...

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pgp298: (c) Kwesi on being…Post-black?

pgp298: (c) Kwesi on being…Post-black?

(c) Kwesi Abbensetts Who is the joke and who is the Joker. Am I really of “Post-Black-ness”? Is that my new heritage? Post-black art is a phrase that refers to a category of contemporary African American art. It is a paradoxical genre of art where race and racism are intertwined in a way that rejects their interaction. I.e., it is art about the black experience that attempts to dispel the notion t...

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