Lewis de Mesa was one of the founders of the now defunct Brownmonkeys, a design collective based in Dubai. He is currently working as a Senior Motion Designer for Abu Dhabi TV. His work has appeared on CNN as well as in Gulf News, The National, and 7 Days. In 2009, he won a gold award for a TV promo while working for MTV Arabia, and he also won 1st place in the video category at the Al Ain Photographia Awards in 2014. Additionally, he was invited by Nikon Middle East to do a time-lapse photography workshop in Dubai and Qatar in 2016.



Al Ain Photographia Award - 1st / Video category 2014
Promax Arabia - Gold / Something for nothing category - MTV Arabia Shoe Scandal 2009
Gulf Fim Festival / Official Short Film Selection - "Ex Girlfriend" 2008


Nikon School - Qatar Photography Club Timelapse Workshop 2016
Gulf Photo Plus Slidefest 2014
Nikon Conclave - PhotoWorld-Dubai -Time-lapse Workshop 2014
EPyC Photography Club - UAE Summer Time-lapse 2014
Visual Arabia - Brownmonkeys Collective 2013
EPyC Photography Club - Emirates Winter Time-lapse 2013

Exhibit / Conventions

Middle East Film & Comic Con / 2013 - 2021
Comic Con Kuwait 2020
Gamescon Abu Dhabi 2017
IGN Convention Bahrain / Bahrain International Circuit 2017
POPCON Dubai / Dubai Outlet Mall 2016
World Environment Day / Heritage House 2014
Innovator / Abu Dhabi 2014
Mind Dubai Contemporary / Ductac 2010
Sharjah Biennial Best Project 2009
My Name is Robot / The Jam Jar 2009
In a Box / Traffic Gallery 2008
Brownmonkeys - Brown Project 2007

Publication / Feature

CNN - Capturing the cosmos: Your stunning photos of the night sky (image #9) 2014
FullFrame Photography Magazine - Chronos of the Camera 2014
Digital Studio ME - Time lapse Photography (caption) 2014
Gulfnews Facebook - Camelopardalids in the UAE 2014
Tempo Planet - Rejig it: Invention - Motorize time-lapse skate dolly (page #13) 2014
7 Days - Stunning time-lapse captures in summer 2014
CNN Mexico Facebook - La Vía Láctea desde algún lugar del desierto de Abu Dhabi en los Emiratos Árabes Unidos 2012
GMA Network - Pinoy designer captures the UAE's wonder in time-lapse video 2011
The National - Emirates Winter 2011
The National - Home Sweet Home 2011
Gulfnews - A journey to capture the UAE on time-lapse video 2011