I don't see a shoot as just a shoot. It's a journey I take with my clients and whomever is in attendance and for as long as their images are with me, so are they. My clients are friends, colleagues, and some have become family &, as with all relationships, as well as any type of creative passion, it requires consistency to survive - to grow.
One of the many things respect teaches you, is patience. Taught to us as children; experienced as adults, we know what Respect is for a person - however, as a creative, you learn what it is to Respect a moment. Respecting a moment enough not to rush it, Respecting it enough to "Let it Breathe..."
Being true to myself has allowed me honest growth and effective self-reflection. If it's one thing my couples value about me, first and foremost, it's my authenticity; my genuine honesty and character. I'm from Brooklyn, being real is all I know.
Jamaal has been described as an ever-evolving romantic, a perfectionist and a serial creative. With a perspective deeply rooted in expressive art-forms such as musicianship & spoken word, Jamaal approaches every story with an unwavering respect and veneration for each moment.
Bred in Brooklyn, New York and tempered in a variety of cities across the vast United States and South America, Jamaal brings a familiar, yet fine-tuned touch, lodging echoes of that vastness in every image.
Jamaal produces timeless visuals and agencies across the conduits of creative genres, exploring the roots of the emotions at the core of us all.
IN THE PRESS
Jamaal is, hands down, one of the best decisions we made. First Global is a Non-profit charity that hosts a yearly olympic-style international robotics competition in a different country each year. As a photographer & Videographer, Jamaal has the professionalism, precision and emotional intelligence to navigate and capture our event year after year, flawlessly. He's been one of our first calls, as soon as a location is chosen. I can't recommend him enough.
“Jamaal did a phenomenal job covering our event on Capitol Hill. He navigated the chamber with ease, capturing photos of the speakers as well as the various VIP's in attendance. He kept a very low profile and I almost forgot he was there. He was very punctual, professional and very easy to work with. I've received several request from attendee's for this information for their own use. He provided the images earlier than he promised and they were spectacular.”
“Jamaal photographed the National Association of Black Accountants' (NABA) Eastern Region Student Conference in Norfolk, VA. He was very professional and offered prompt communication throughout the pre-planning and onsite process. The photos really captured the spirit of the conference and we hope to work with him again!”
—Leidos, Inc - US DoD
— F1rst Global
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