Editorial + Commercial Photographer

Parikshit Rao was born in Bangalore and made in Mumbai, but is most at ease when he is on the move.

He has worked as a travel photographer and writer for Indian and international magazines since 2006.

During his 3-year stint as Senior Photographer with Time Out Mumbai, he introduced the magazine's readers to many of the city's secrets. He has worked with Microsoft as a Photo Editor for MSN's US team and also led and mentored the visual content team at Little Black Book as National Photo Editor.

Parikshit is currently a freelance photographer + writer and works out of Mumbai, Himachal Pradesh and New Delhi, India.

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  • Editorial photography
  • Commercial photography
  • Corporate photography
  • Food photography
  • Architecture + Interior photography
  • Portraits
  • Travel photography & Writing
  • Content Writing & Editing

Select Publications

  • The Indian Quarterly
  • PM Network (PMI magazine)
  • Discover India
  • Perfect Strangers
  • National Geographic Traveller, India & US Edition
  • Architectural Digest
  • CommonwealthWriters.org
  • Motherland
  • Jetwings
  • SpiceRoute
  • Tiger Tales
  • GQ
  • BBC Good Food
  • Rolling Stone, India
  • India Today Travel Plus
  • Outlook Traveller Guidebooks
  • Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

Commercial Clients

  • Thinkso, NY
  • Mindtree India
  • Rani & Reine, Germany
  • Hotel Naggar Delight 
  • Summer Cottages
  • Crimson Hotels
  • Shubhashray Housing India
  • Pizza Express, Mumbai
  • Di Napoli, Mumbai
  • The Table, Mumbai
  • Shockk, Mumbai

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