Ryan Enslin's Exhibition: Reflections from a custodian of moments curated by Sara Hallatt showcases a selection of intimate moments, captured over the last four years.
Presented at the Market Theatre complex and opening during the Joburg iteration of the WOMAD South Africa festival, the exhibition invites the viewer to look through the lens with the artist.
This is the Joburg-based photographer and writer's fisrt solo exhibition and viewers have the opportunity to view his captures of unique angles of everyday occurrences.
From lamenting the loss of a friend, to the unexpected inspiration imparted from a child at story time and personal learnings from a ballerina in an abandoned hospital, Enslin applies his left-of-centre blend of storytelling and lensing ability to make sense of the world around him. Reflections from a custodian of moments also marks the artists first foray into showcasing his work.
Ryan photographs his subjects using prime lenses, preferring to physically frame the scene using the placement of his body to ensure a more detailed level of engagement with the subject.
Each photograph in the exhibition has a story that lies close to Ryan's heart and he is keen to see other people's reactions to these photographs.