My Bio

Ako Kurnosenko Visual Content Producer

The Beginning

  I was born in Latvia on 23rd of July, 1993, in the digital 3rd world. During my childhood, I was quite an individual, perceiving and understanding the world around. Like a warm and grainy motion picture, I remember gazing at clear skies and airplanes passing by.  Naturally attuned to the human existence, I was trying to find a community that would inspire and value creativity. I’ve always loved drawing and creating scrupulous things by hand along with all the great digital mess. I was doing my art school and warming a bench at most of my team’s basketball games, I changed my direction and started hanging out with kids at the skatepark and got my first pair of rollerblades. That’s where my photography talent got accelerated.

Right after my secondary school, I moved on to doing my college as a student of Multimedia Design. My first photography plenary let to the first job as a photographer assistant and re-toucher in a photo studio. The huge difference was made by the circle of dedicated creatives and professionals that preached knowledge that was crucial to me at the time. Musicians, content creators, and street culture/sports activists.

Exploration and Growth

Struck by the economic situation and lack of opportunities in Latvia, at the time, I moved to Denmark, Copenhagen, while finishing school from distance. First three years in Denmark, time of change and less comfort. While digesting the new environment, I was working cleaning, housekeeping and bakery jobs. Four years in, I started feeling like a Dane that does not even speak Danish. Around the fifth year in Copenhagen, I met locally based Latvian Video Producer, Production Manager that has established his production business, and, my creative pot helped me a good time to overcoming material struggles in the expensive city. After a year of collaboration, I started my own freelance business, with a little help from my friends. Things could not go wrong up from here, as I found myself being a part of the crew, live streaming a TheNextWeb conference in New York. 

HAF

I’ve decided to label my experiences –High As Fuck, that I’m willing to transform into the brand, focused on empowering creatives to connect and tell their stories. HAF is a badge that presents dedication and knowledge sharing. You could imagine musicians, choreographers, models and photographer and others being a part of the HAF label. 

Starting to nail projects at a bigger scale, I got a call from TwentyThree, The Video Marketing Platform, a software company based in Copenhagen, offering me an opportunity to join Video Marketing forces at their newly opened studio in San Francisco. Silicon Valley, home of Golden State Warriors and the land of tech, free spirit, and diversity. I was all-in to take this journey. While being present in The Bay Area, I was able to interact with the various communities and well-established tech sphere. Fire spinning marketers and freaks lost in the jungle of Mission– it’s an incredible place to be.

Six months later, I’m back in Copenhagen, visualizing stories for brands and creatives, looking for the next big adventure that I could say – Hell Yes to.