‘Your project visually represents the individual passion and intensity behind sport, which is the back-bone of the Olympics; the athletes worship their sport to get to where they are.’
Lynette Lynton, John Lewis employee
Many athletes at the Olympic and Paralympic Games will perform a ritual before, during or after they compete. They will look upwards and gaze at the sky, their eyes framed by their unique expression and almost spiritual gestures. My work colleagues at John Lewis have each been inspired by the Games to take up sport again.
Roshni Hirani (b.1990) is a portrait painter who lives, works and studies in London. She studied a diploma at Central Saint Martin’s before pursuing a degree in fine art.