I was born and raised in Goa. My photographic interests lie in landscapes, architecture, portraiture, street life, culture, religion, and photojournalism. Places that I find particularly inspiring are Goa, Iceland, and California.
I have photographed extensively in my homeland Goa, recording its land, culture and people, elements that express its sui generis ethos. I have documented the destruction of Goa's environment and its slide into the ugliness and urban chaos that characterize today's India.
Over the past several years, I have traveled widely all over Iceland, to many of its remote areas, in an ongoing in-depth exploration of its landscape.
Another geographical area of focus has been the Death Valley region in California's Mojave Desert.
I am also a musician, and have a lifelong association with the musical traditions of India. I live in California and spend extended time in Goa.
Goa’s northernmost beach. The village of Keri (Querim) in Pernem taluka lies on the northern tip of Goa. The beach here is still pristine (but don’t worry, Goans will soon find a way to fix that). These images were taken on a squally monsoon evening in August.
Two special men greet the rising sun this morning from the Aguada cliff: my father Motilal Parrikar, and my exceptional driver & photographic assistant Babu Naik (without whom I couldn’t do what I do). Behind them is the expanse of the Arabian Sea.
When the sun sets this evening, it will close out the first decade of this century. The image below was made in February 2008 in the village of Canaguinim in south Goa. The elevated plateau here has a spectacular view of the setting sun over the Arabian Sea.