|Unnikrishnan Raveendranathen (Unni) is an award-winning photographer and multimedia artist who is currently based in San Francisco, California. Originally from India, Unni is a photographer for Lonely Planet Magazine, the largest travel guidebook and digital media publisher in the world where he travels around the globe shooting for major articles and special features. Unni has also worked with Colin Finlay, a world-renowned documentary photographer on several different projects over the course of three years, the most recent project being a documentary on Colin Finaly – Salton Sea for Western Digital Corporation (WD) – Creative Masters. In 2011 he won the Editorial Photography Educational Grand and attended the Eddie Adams Workshop – won the AARP assignment award and have been working with AARP recently. Unni is working for important companies including Appro, Be4Media, The Astrologer Inc., etc. and he has been featured in Photographer’s Forum Magazine USA, Moholy Ground Magazine, The Candid Frame and more. His artistic photography includes his projects Magnitude 7.0 – Haiti, SHE and World War II Veterans – India all for which he won several awards. Unni has recently setup a production company "Unni Productions" in the bay area and has been working as a cinematographer for "Simeon Dacumos" - web commercial, "Burger King" - TV Commercial with Noel Barnhurst Studio, San Francisco, CA and Independent Feature “Chance Reunion”.|
Family and friends call him Unni. Born in Pondicherry and raised in Cochin, South India. After receiving a diploma in Graphic Design and Advertising from Wigan and Leigh College in Mumbai, India, he found himself working as a 2D animator in Toonz Animation Private India Limited. In 2006, he decided to move to San Francisco to further expand his knowledge in 2D and introduce himself to 3D animation. Photography has been a serious hobby, after taking few elective classes in photography from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco he began to realize that his true passion is documentary photography. His story-based projects reveal the lives of fascinating people around the globe. He has produced a series of remarkable photo essays that provide a unique glimpse into the part of the world few have an opportunity to witness.