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Ravin Mehta: Inspiration - A Designer’s Perspective at City Hall

Eight designers use photography to express their individual ideas of inspiration, creativity, and diversity. The exhibition is part of the current London Design Festival.

The designers featured in the exhibition are from different professional areas, including architecture, fashion, media and product design. Because of their varied specialties and interests, each designer approaches the project in a different way.

The artists have a photograph along with an explanation of the photo for each of the three categories: diversity, creativity and inspiration.

The style of the photos varies greatly. One designer uses a photo of a peanut butter and jam sandwich to represent diversity, to show how sometimes things that are quite different can come together to create something great. Other designers tend to have a more matter-of-fact style.

In the inspiration category, the designers use photographs to tell about things that inspire them, including nature, determination and chocolates.

At the end of the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to write their own definitions of inspiration on a huge white board. The board is covered with sketches, words, phrases and names left by previous guests.

Ravin Mehta has had previous exhibitions in Chicago, Mumbai, Edinburgh and Oxford.

• Ravin Mehta: Inspiration – A Designer's Perspective" is free and open to the public in the Chamber Lobby at City Hall. It will be open 8am-8pm. Monday-Friday until 30 September 2005.

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