Mohamed Amine Mokcheh
I am a Tunisian photographer, writer, and digital creator. My journey began after completing my secondary school literature studies when I pursued my childhood dream of studying Philosophy at one of Tunisia's universities. However, I soon realized that the Philosophy program there didn't align with my vision of embracing the love of wisdom; it felt like an aimless study without the capacity to nurture true philosophical thinking.
One year later, I made a challenging decision to switch gears and enroll in a different specialization as a Senior Technician in industrial quality for textiles and clothing. This choice was driven by the practicality of working in a high-demand field, even though I lacked a true passion for it. During my student days, I dabbled in journalism, and after graduation, I found myself working as a quality supervisor and later as a product manager in various textiles and clothing factories in Tunisia. However, this career path didn't resonate with me on a deeper level.
I began contributing to several Arabic digital platforms, including the Arabic version of HuffPost, MTA Post, and various magazines. In 2020, I embarked on a project that involved conducting written press interviews with international photographers such as Daniel Castonguay, Gus Fine Art, and Thomas Vanoost. This endeavor allowed me to connect with a diverse community of photographers from around the world.
My fascination with photography dates back to the first moment I laid eyes on an SLR camera and exclaimed, "I want it!" However, as a young boy, my enthusiasm wasn't taken seriously. I took my first steps in photography in 2008 using an old phone. With each subsequent phone purchase, I ensured it had a camera. In 2014, I finally acquired my first compact camera, a modest Samsung ST65, which I used both for my journalism work and personal projects.
I participated in a photography exhibition in March 2015 in Tunisia, and in 2020, I earned my second certification following my participation in the City vs. Quarantine photography exhibition in Ukraine. For me, photography transcends mere adherence to conventional rules. I yearn to create a world that springs from my emotions and thoughts through my artwork. Consequently, I constantly strive to expand my knowledge of philosophy, history, and art, as well as photography techniques, hardware, and software tailored for artists.
My goal is to craft a tangible yet surrealistic realm, one where I can freely express myself and offer critiques, ultimately fostering a unique and thought-provoking artistic space.