With the regional fashion scene growing by the second, people are always eager to lay eyes on all kinds of new trends. All we have to do is log in to our Instagram accounts and scroll through the endless images in our feed. But let’s not forget that we are only able to do so thanks to the dedicated fashion photographers who stand ready to capture the perfect shot.
Fashion photographers take on many different roles depending on the creative mind behind the lenses, but few have branched out like Tarek Moukaddem, a Beirut-based visual artist who is mostly known for his photography work. From an early age, his passion for photography has been present and assertive and it led Moukaddem to turn what was once a hobby into a career. “I bought my first camera when I was 10, it was a basic Kodak film camera, and I’ve been in love ever since,” he says.
Moukaddem has always been very involved in the fashion scene, as many of his close friends and entourage were fashion designers themselves. But, his career was kickstarted as the Beirut fashion scene exponentially evolved and peaked. “I guess we all grew together,” he says.