Newspaper write-ups.

This is a compilation of my time lapse work from the summer (April-August) of 2012-2013.
A tough time to shoot outdoors in the UAE as the weather is mostly hazy, some occasional sandstorm, temperatures can reach up to 50° C during the day time with a dreadful humidity of 80-90% range. So best time to shoot (without collapsing) is sunset and at night.

In the Milky way part, I travelled more than 200 miles to Abu Dhabi and another 100 miles to the highest peak in the UAE at Ras Al Khaimah. The rest is is shot in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah.

Majority of this time-lapses were commissioned by Abu Dhabi Media for their Ramadan programs. I work closely with the creative team as they help secure all the location permits. A big thanks to the team for giving me this opportunity!

Another awesome collaboration with good friend Ryan Scully, a New York based music composer who took the time to compose this epic masterpiece. Check out his music (

The original soundtrack is free to download:

Shot with Canon 5D Mk III, Mk II, 7D | Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 | DP Stage zero & Stage one dolly ( | Radian (
A big shout-out to Japat for creating the ice mould for the title (

Abu Dhabi Media
Two Four Arabia
Dubai TV

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Lewis de Mesa

Ryan Scully

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