'A few times in my life I've had moments of absolute clarity when for a few brief seconds the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel rather than think, and things seem so sharp and the world seems so fresh. I can never make these moments last. I cling to them, but like everything, they fade. I have lived my life on these moments. They pull me back to the present, and I realize that everything is exactly the way it was meant to be.’
– Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man
Anke Loots presents her photographic study of the essence of the natural world. A slow, methodical journey towards a deep sense of clarity, Everything In Its Right Place intimates the beginning of a new life, free of attachment to thought, revelling in life’s simple beauty. Loots’ use of shadow and light reveals the tender balance innate to life, capturing the relationship between opposites and striking a sense of harmony.
Everything In Its Right Place is the first solo show by South African photographer Anke Loots. The show is a collection of over 30 images, taken over a period of 4 years, that represent her journey towards inner stillness through meditation and quiet reflection.
The works in this show tell a story of birth and uncomplicated reception of the world around us. They are a depiction of awe and acceptance at the essence of a subject. A carefully considered sequence of images allows the viewer to flow easily from one image to the next, from intimate portrait to insentient object. The feeling evoked is one of visual serenity: an experience characterised by ease.