All photographs are copyrighted and used with permission by Parikshit Rao.
Parikshit Rao’s journey into photography began with a backpacking trip through his home country in India. His journey outdoors led him back inside where he wanted to learn the craft of studio lighting, which eventually translated into food photography. Rao favors minimalism in his setup and execution, and unlike many food photographers, he shoots vertically. Outside of food, Rao specializes in architectural and travel photography, and has been published in Time Out Mumbai, Rolling Stone and National Geographic Traveler, among other publications. More of his work can be found on his website.