Best Architectural-Interior Photographers of India | The Architect’s Diary
Why should you hire a Professional Architectural Photographer to capture your designs?
There are several layers to this particular question. A design has to be captured in a way that enhances the essence of it. Photography has been a prime source of keeping the soul of a design intact through capturing it. Designers give their heart and soul to convert their vision into reality and it demands to be captured in the best possible manner. That’s where a Professional Photographer’s magic wand is needed.
Photography is an art that not many can master, but if one does, the results will leave you spell bound. A professional photographer knows how to highlight the space, focus on aesthetics, and play with the lighting in such a way that the pivot is on the certain features and shadows help in concealing the flaws. This helps in maintaining the color balance, exhibits the depth of the space, understanding the texture of tiles, stones and other materials used and most importantly helps in forming a perception for the viewer.
Here we are with yet another curation of Top Architectural/Interior Design Photographers in India. The curation is of 9 Special Mentions (Architectural Photography, India) and Top 10 Photographers (India) 2020-2021.***
Top 10 Architectural Photographers (India) 2020-2021
- Inclined Studio (Maulik Patel)
- Photographix India (Sebastian Zachariah and Ira Gosalia)
- Noaidwin Studio (Nilkanth Bharucha)
- Ricken Desai Photography (Ricken Desai)
- Shamanth Patil Photography (Shamanth Patil)
- Umang Shah Photography (Umang Shah)
- The Fishy Project (Ishita Sitwala)
- Depictions by Prachi Khasgiwala (Prachi Khasgiwala)
- Tejas Shah Photography (Tejas Shah)
- Prashant Bhat Photography (Prashant Bhat)
9 Special Mentions (Architectural Photography, India)
- Purnesh Dev (Purnesh Dev Nikhanj)
- Studio SuryanandDang (Suryan Saurabh and Lokesh Dang)
- Turtle Arts Photography (Shahul Shibili and Asadullah Ibrahim)
- Yamini Krishna Photography (Yamini Krishna)
- Frames n Spaces (Kaiwan Todiwala)
- ApStudio Works (Anish Padalkar)
- Rohan Dayal Photography (Rohan Dayal)
- Bizou Photos (Biju Gopal)
- Sankeerth Jonnada
***The order of Names has nothing to do with any sort of ranking. We have NOT ranked any Photographers in a sequence of 1,2,3, etc.
Each firm has its own ideology and a set of beliefs. Mentioned below is the design belief of the Photography Firms with their respective Social Media Handles.
Top 10 Architectural Photographers (India) 2020-2021
Inclined Studio (Maulik Patel)
Our Team takes over everything, from an idea and concept development to realization. We believe in traditions and incorporate them within our innovations. All our projects incorporate a unique artistic image and functional solutions. Client is the soul of the project. Our main goal is to illustrate his/hers values and individuality through photography. Inclined studio has photographed over 300 projects mainly on architecture, Interior and landscape. Awarded in IID Magazine 2017 cover page, Timeless Living 2018 publishing.
Photographix India (Sebastian Zachariah and Ira Gosalia)
Photographix is a well-known name on the landscape of architectural and interior design photography. Starting off as a pure photography studio, it has now burgeoned into an imaging Services Company engaged in photography, videography, styling and digital media expertise for professionals from the architectural, interior design and allied design fields. Through its organic growth, however, two things have remained constant: a unique perspective and attention to quality -benchmarks established by founder Sebastian Zachariah and upheld by architect and partner Ira Gosalia. These mandates dictate how Photographix and its collective of young, well-trained and sharply focussed, design imaging and styling specialists work, forming a wonderfully well-knit and symbiotic system.
Noaidwin Studio (Nilkanth Bharucha)
At Noaidwin Studio, we believe in capturing the essence of the space which makes a photograph much more than just a good exposure. Our unique Approach through styling and meticulous attention to detail results in exceptional Images which help business and entrepreneurs in marketing, advertising and branding. Along with architecture and interior photography, we also provide professional retouch and post-production as a part of our service.Our Studio creates pictures that lend a bespoke form of expression to your design and are distinctive for your brand. We aim to use our expertise and personalised approach to convert the imagination in your head to reality in your hand.
Website : www.noaidwinsttudio.com
Instagram : @noaidwin_sttudio
Facebook : Noaidwin Sttudio
Ricken Desai Photography (Ricken Desai)
Ricken is a renowned Architecture Photographer that believes in capturing the designs and details in all their structural glory. Ricken is creative, receptive, and not afraid to take a risk when it feels right. As a result, he has found himself coming up with creative solutions for snapping some incredibly difficult photos on a number of occasions. Ricken is an entrepreneur, ran a successful apparel business, has had his Masters from one of the top universities in London. However, as most of the clichés go, photography was his true calling. He put in a lot of time and effort in growing his organic apparel business, however, the days when he got back from his shoots, were the days, in his words as he puts it, that were “most productive and fulfilling”.
Website : https://www.rickendesai.com/
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/rickendesai/
Shamanth Patil Photography (Shamanth Patil)
Shamanth Patil is renowned commercial &Humanitarian photographer from India. Photography, For Him, Is A Journey! He creates images that borders on cutting edge, surreal and mesmerising. Under the eminent photo journalist, late Mr. T S Satyan, He was guided to explore the world of humanitarian photography. He is a graduate of Shari Academy of Photography, Mumbai, mastered in Commercial Photography and Digital Imaging. An acclaimed International Award winner for a portrait ‘Eyes Never Age’ and winner of 5 international awards in the span of 3 years. He started a company Rays & Greys in 2009. Specialised in Architecture&Interiors, Fashion and Product photography. His works have been published in various international publications and Books.
Website : https://shamanthpatilphotography.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/shamanthpatil
Umang Shah Photography (Umang Shah)
Umang Shah is an architecture & interior photographer from Ahmedabad, India. He graduated from Symbiosis School of Photography in the stream of Visual Arts & Photography, he says it has been a rollercoaster ride and the bouts get to him each time a new shot is to be shot.Jolting from product, food, portrait, and now finally perching onto architectural and interior photography, Umang has diversified his spark into multiple genres. Architectural photography has led him to understand the designer’s concepts and tries to meet their expectations each time with each shot. Umang as a person is driven by the inspiration from cultures, people and places which is what keeps him unvarying with his niche – Architecture Photography. He believes in capturing stories and does not leave the quirk out of the frame, while still keeping on to his beliefs of minimalism.
Website : https://umangshah.myportfolio.com/
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/umangshahphotography/
The Fishy Project (Ishita Sitwala)
In 2016, Ishita’s architecture and interior photography work really took off and she hasn’t looked back since. She uses light and shadow to create a good architecture photograph. Even when she travels, she’s always drawn towards urban areas and the built environment, travelling to far off places to visit architecture pieces of great importance in the community. She has unknowingly documented hundreds of works of famous architects even before she took it up professionally. It is absolutely who Ishita is. It doesn’t matter which equipment she uses or how she uses it, it is all about how she visualises the final outcome to be and how she tries with each project to do justice to the designer’s hard work.
Website : http://thefishyproject.com/
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/ishifishy/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/thefishyproject/
Depictions by Prachi Khasgiwala (Prachi Khasgiwala)
Prachi Khasgiwala having studied Architecture and choose to pursue her passion in Architectural Photography. An avid traveler, who is trying to encapsulate the essence of different cultures she encounters.A fervent learner who believes in the idea of evolving through learning.The architect’s side always amazed at the design and the structure. I believe in capturing the now moment of a structure, reading and understanding the building or the inside of the building respecting the natural factors affecting the building.
Website : https://www.behance.net/prachikhasgiwala
Tejas Shah Photography (Tejas Shah)
Tejas Shah is into architectural photography since nearly two decades. His photographed works are published in over 400 issues of reputed magazines and architectural books, and have appeared for over 29 times on cover pages of these publications. Having worked for projects of some the top architects of international repute, Tejas has created synergy to complement architect’s vision with his photographic skills. He has had privilege of working with several veteran architects in India. He has been acclaimed for his aesthetic sense combined with skills to manage highlights and shadows of images.
Website : http://www.tejasshahphotography.com/
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/tejasshahphotography/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/tejasphotography
Prashant Bhat Photography (Prashant Bhat)
Prashant Bhat has completed nearly a silver jubilee in the architecture & interior design photography field. He has succeeded in getting his work published in all leading architecture and design magazines across India and many international ones as well. His work has been a regular invite in such magazines and one can find his photographs on the cover of many of them. Bhat has used his talent and perseverance for numerous leading designers. His work spans decades, with his crowning glory being clicking pictures for an office building designed by Late Architect Charles Correa. He helps design professionals in showcasing their projects through angles and views that are unusual and under explored. His foremost tool is natural and ambient lighting. He takes care of every nitty gritty of the site detailing. Prashant has an excellent hold on the camera and the lens.
Website : http://www.prashantbhat.com/#
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Prashbhat/
9 Special Mentions (Architectural Photography, India)
Purnesh Dev (Purnesh Dev Nikhanj)
I am an architectural photographer, architect, screenwriter, and mixed-media artist based out of Chandigarh. The journey from being the school kid holding his father’s reel camera for fun to an international award-winning photographer has been surreal. I was always drawn towards psychology, philosophy, filmmaking, storytelling, and special effects so they heavily influenced the way I saw the world. I love experimenting with colors, patterns, and abstract perspectives to tell the story of spaces. My fascination with the interaction of the sun with built form kept me going and landed me work back in my college days too. I really never planned on becoming a photographer when I started my architectural practice. Three years later, art found its way to prevail. Somehow life turned from being a part-timer to becoming the only photographer to have won the Trends Excellence Award twice and a silver spot at PX3, Paris. All of it led to me closely working with international and acclaimed design practices like Woha, Blocher Partners, MMoser, Mindspace architects, Studio Ardete, etc. I also love to work on my personal projects, such as Lost in Paradox, Beyond, Child’s play, etc. where I explore psychological, philosophical, and existential ideas.
Story, Style & Process
I create visuals to make you feel spaces as I do. It is very important to me that the viewer perceives the vibe and mood of the space as the designer envisioned it. I am heavily driven by my instincts to absorb space and they guide me to get the right captures. The balance of instinct and skill resonates to my core. I use it to capture the right light from the right place to get the perfect play of lines with light and shade. A photograph freezes the unseen connections between different elements in space. While shooting a building, I first comprehend the design intent of the architect and then apply my vision to make it permeate into the photographs. Architectural photography is a craft made to bring out the soul of the design.
Website : www.PurneshDev.com
Instagram : www.instagram.com/purneshdev
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/PurneshDevArt
Studio SuryanandDang (Suryan Saurabh and Lokesh Dang)
Introduction : •studio suryan//dang is a collaborative practice for visual storytelling through various available mediums. We are two hosting partners as Saurabh Suryan & Lokesh Dang, formed the practice to help architects & designers document their works. They have been exhibiting their works at various galleries in India and Abroad. In 2019 they did an exhibition in Venice “still want dance” and also self published a book on their works. In the same year they got a place in the “top 15 architectural photographers to follow in the world” list by archdaily.
Story & Style : We host a variety of works ranging from Architecture photography and films to portraiture, landscape, documentary photography.
Saurabh Suryan is a visual artist based in Delhi, who has been helping designers and architects narrate stories of their projects. Be it photography, films, or visual narration; Suryan has been an ace photographer at developing stories and delivering the best architectural narrative through the years. He started his journey as an architect working with Bijoy Jain in Mumbai and then continued it with Sameep Padora for many years before he formed studio suryan//dang. Lokesh Dang is a Delhi based visual artist and the focus of his work is Documentary photography. He received the National Media Awards for his project on Injustice faced by Northeast Community in Delhi, which spans over more than 4 years. He also got awarded with the Neel Dongre Awards in which he was looking at the Urban Villages of Gurgaon. He likes to experiment with Architectural Photography & Films, which provides a different eye to the projects.
Process : Studio Suryan//Dang provides a unique perspective to the architects and designers across India, with their expertise in architecture and documentary photography. The duo is known for using metaphors and people in their documentation, Both coming from variable backgrounds helps the studio do a variety of things. A studio with anon hierarchical structure allows for more fluid results and opportunities.
Website : https://suryandang.com/
Instagram : suryananddang
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Suryananddang
Turtle Arts Photography (Shahul Shibili and Asadullah Ibrahim)
Turtle Arts is a photography firm founded by Asadullah Ibrahim and Shahul Shibili, focusing solely on Architectural and Interior photography.
Our passion for architectural photography developed during our practice as architects in contemporary architecture. This helped us catch-up quickly to the various ideas and concepts of the architects we worked with. What started off as documenting projects for our architect friends and seniors soon developed into a professional career path.
By talking to architects we developed a clear understanding of their project and work as a team to provide creative and best possible outcomes that are in tune with their concept. We strive to find unique perspectives and styles to portray each project we are assigned to.
Yamini Krishna Photography (Yamini Krishna)
Framing the perspective, that’s photography to me, in this profession for the last three and half years. Won many awards for my work and had the honour of getting my work published in many magazines digital as well as paper. I am a Computer graduate with 15+ years of experience in IT, but found my calling in Photography. It’s been more than 8 years that I have been doing photography. A dear friend introduced me to Interior and Architecture and that’s how I finally chose my specialisation. Today it’s been close to 4 years that I am a Professional Interior and Architectural Photographer, left the IT job and started my own company – Yamini Krishna Photography – offers Interior, Architecture, Fine Art & Corporate Portraits. Photographing everything from Single-Family homes to Luxury Apartments, Small Open Offices to Large Firms. Specialising in Commercial Interior Photography. This profession gives me the opportunity to enjoy both my personal and professional life. Married to my best friend who is also an amazing funny man and a mother to a naughty 8 year old. I can’t thank them enough, as they understand and support my passion for photography.
Instagram : @yamini.krishna.photography
Website : www.yaminikrishnaphotography.com
Frames n Spaces (Kaiwan Todiwala)
Frames n’ Spaces is an independent architectural photography firm that bridges the gap between a frame and the space to make it a singular entity that engulfs the viewer. It was originally established in 2018 by Ar. Kaiwan Todiwala, our lead photographer and now has been continuing at a steady and positive pace. Being an architect himself, it has been natural for Kaiwan to portray the spaces through his lens as he could connect and associate with every minute detail of the project. We ensure that the frames and visuals we capture of any project showcase the tangible and intangible aspects of it. These are what make it whole and soulful. Hence our newly established firm was able to showcase and exhibit the design of the work done by several architects and interior designers at its finest. To date, the firm has documented over 100+ projects by a diverse group of architects, interior designers real
estate developers, and hospitality projects. The process and style of documentation varies with every project but in the end, the final outcome should resonate with the hard work, character, and thorough process of the designer to its best.
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/frames.n.spaces/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/framesnspaces/
ApStudio Works (Anish Padalkar)
Introduction: Anish Padalkar is an interior-architectural photographer and an architect who’s been into photography for over 6 years now.
Story and Style: Anish’s tryst with the camera goes back to his architecture college days when he would look forward to shooting various structures and monuments on the study tours, or just travel around cities exploring various styles of architecture. After graduating as an architect, he began shooting projects for his friends but it was only around 2016 when he actually dived into it. Photography has always been a passion for him and being an architect himself helps him visualise exactly how to get the best out of the space.
Process: His process always begins with a recce or going through renders of the space which is the best way to figure out the lighting conditions. The colour palettes and the mood board also play an important role in his style of photography. Apart from showcasing and bringing out the best of the designs, he believes that his forte lies in tight close up shots highlighting the details on the site.
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/apstudioworks/
Facebook : www.facebook.com/anishpadalkarphotography/
Rohan Dayal Photography (Rohan Dayal)
My name is Rohan Dayal, I am an architectural and interior photographer based out of New Delhi. I began my career as an Automotive photographer and I was introduced to Architectural photography in 2016. My obsession with symmetry and clean lines made me feel right at home while photographing spaces. I strive to bring my clients’ vision of their projects to life as accurately as possible.
Website : https://www.rohandayal.com/
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/rohandayal
Bizou Photos (Biju Gopal)
‘Bizou’ is an Interiors and Architectural photography studio started by Biju Gopal in mid 2018. Although he had been doing Commercial & Product photography work for a long time, the urge to specialise in Interiors & Architecture was a strong one and he took the plunge. And since then he has been operating almost exclusively in this genre. His passion for photography & love for beautifully designed homes has allowed him to document and capture the truest essence of the space for many talented designers. He personally prefers to use bright natural light to document the spaces but is also open to using artificial lights to create some drama if the space demands it. The photography process is mainly need based and he is open to diversifying the style and techniques to capture the space as required by the designer. He strives to always keep learning new things and progressing with every new space and every new shoot; a firm believer in the old adage “Change is the only constant”.
Website : www.bizou.in
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/bizou.photos/
Sankeerth Jonnada is a Hyderabad based commercial photographer. He has a background in Graphic design that taught him the value of giving attention to detail and how important symmetry can be while capturing spaces. He later went on to study Commercial photography in Vancouver, Canada. He currently works with clients pan India on projects related to Commercial products, Food and Interior Photography. In the span of just three years, his work has been published in numerous articles and cover pages of well reputed magazines. His philosophy – “The shadows are as important as the light “. He uses light to direct the users attention and builds a story around it.
Website : https://www.Sankeerthjonnada.com
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/sankeerth.jonnada/