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is an important tool for documentation and is also a dynamic form that
enriches our lives in many ways. Over the years Ashvin Mehta has
photographed many man-made objects juxtaposing them with nature's bounty.
This amalgamation has brought out spectacular results which he expresses,
"I photographed many man-made objects - a surf-board, a roof, a signpost, a water fountain - juxtaposing them with a cloud, a tree, grass or water, mountains or fall leaves. In the process, the objects have revealed their unusual form or colour or design, at times when I was least prepared to accept them. They have given me pure joy, untainted by the dualities of existence, and have liberated me from the limitations I had myself imposed on them. At times, some light was also shed on their inter-relationships and how the phenomena of the world are all inter-connected. Individuals too do not exist in isolation, although many try to assert their autonomous entities!
this always happened in a flash on it's own - not of my volition, I decided
to call the series 'Happenings'."
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