There is a vibe to Amilcar’s work that just ‘is’.
Rhythm, timing, colour, composition.
A sensitivity to light and sound.
An eye for design, faces and places.
An ability to evoke a feeling - mysterious, intense, beautiful - effortlessly.
His style is hard to categorise; part documentary, part graphic design, part fashion photography.
His films suggest a narrative without necessarily telling a story.
It’s a highly conceptual approach. Like a film equivalent of jazz.
You just find yourself immersed in the experience.
You probably won’t be surprised to hear he was a skateboarder in his youth.
Nor that he currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.