About Rajan Parrikar
I was born and raised in Goa. I moved to the USA in 1988 for graduate study and obtained a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Goa and Iceland together serve as my lodestar. I have photographed extensively in Goa, ranging over its landscape, cultural heritage, and people. I have documented the decay of its environment and identity thanks to India’s malign influence. Over the last 15 years I have traveled all over Iceland in an ongoing exploration of this magnificent island.
I am also a musician with a lifelong immersion in the musical traditions of India.
Silicon Valley in California was my home for 25 years. I now live in Iceland.
I maintain an active blog. For image licensing or pricing on prints you may email me.
My images are an expression of my aesthetic temper. I work with a single exposure and very rarely blend multiple exposures. My aim is to preserve the integrity of the scene as it was at the time of capture. I do not replace skies or insert external elements but I may occasionally clone out or reposition objects to strengthen the composition. What you see here are photographs, not composites or digital art.
My artistic impulse is best conveyed in the words of the mathematician Hermann Weyl:
"My work always tried to unite the true with the beautiful; but when I had to choose one or the other, I usually chose the beautiful."