Sherif Mokbel’s Double Exposure Cinemagraphs


All images by Sherif Mokbel. Used with permission.

Photographer Sherif Mokbel studied Fine Arts, and while doing a human anatomy study, he got hooked on photography. Back then, he used black and white film to focus on shapes rather than working with colors. For the past five years, it’s been his full time career. Largely self-taught, he cites that Fine Art influences his photography why advertising influences his filmmaking.

Sherif has done something really incredible: combined cinemagraphs and double exposures into one. After finding his work on Behance, Sherif told me that he likes combining different artistic techniques. “…soon I’ll be conducting some more experiments that could potentially bring some new ideas to the market.” he states.

“I see double exposure as a creative way to introduce reciprocal interest in both mixed photos. it could also relay a message if played in a smart way.” says Sherif about his creative vision. “What I did is I took a photo of the model, ensuring to have darker areas in the final photo, which will be replaced with the foliage and trees. of course in this case it was a video of trees and branches that would act as her shadow areas. The idea in this one was ‘Natural Beauty’… Expressing how beautiful nature is.. and how her beauty is ‘Natural’.”