Jamil has been a nomad all his life, living in 13 different homes, speaking three different languages (English, Turkish and German). Jamil’s love for photography and film all started when his best friend/older twin sister gave him an old, blocky camera in the seventh grade, and he never looked back. His first video consisted of a sky timelapse, a clip of him doing an ollie and an edit of him disappearing, all with Kid Cudi’s “The Prayer” playing in the background—so, basically no storyline whatsoever. Now, you’ll find him either writing/shooting his next short film/music video, watching movies, taking photos around the city or planning his next traveling adventure with his sister.
Full Metal Jacket, Wu-Tang Clan, his father’s childhood/military stories and döner kebabs—these are all things he can relate to.