Jamal Solomon is a former factory worker and fighter jet mechanic, who thankfully found a camera on the ocean…
Born and raised in Brooklyn, he has shot compelling narrative and short form work around the world for nearly a decade. He received critical acclaim for his work on the film Angelfish for director Peter Lee, which went on to be featured in TIFF’s 2020 Next Wave Film Festival. Jamal’s most recent feature, As of Yet, directed by Taylor Garron and Chanel James for Duplass Brothers Productions, was an official selection of the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter and Variety have praised Jamal’s cinematography for its intimacy, depth, and beauty.
Jamal is a recipient of the Zeiss Precision Award, and his short film Flowers won “Best Short” at the 2016 American Black Film Festival, subsequently airing on HBO. His additional credits include TVOne’s series Uncensored, for which his episodes received the Network’s highest ratings of the year, and experimental short films 100 Years, 100 Women, Hello World, and Muscle Memory, which was an official selection of the 2021 Palm Springs Film Festival. He is also a rising talent in the commercial and music video spaces.
In his spare time, Jamal practices Brazilian jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts, and fosters rescue dogs. He is based in New York City.