Oranbeg Inquires: Shane Lynam

Where are you from/where are you currently residing? 

I’m originally from Kildare in Ireland but i’ve lived in France and Belgium for large chunks of my life. I’m currently back living in Dublin.

What is the work you are currently focusing on? 

I’m making a new fictional documentary project about Dublin.

What is your opinion on the current state of photography, particularly on the photobook? 

Sometimes I think that photographers should worry less about making books and more about making work. You can make books at any age, but I think it’s harder to make work once you get older. You might have more commitments, less energy and not as many new ideas. If the work is strong enough the books will hopefully follow.

Favorite Photo Blog? 

Paper Journal have been doing some great stuff recently.  

Favorite Photobook? 

La Banlieue De Paris by Robert Doisneau / Blaise Cendrars, published in 1949 by La Guilde du livre. I don’t have a copy as they are expensive and hard to find but I got my hands on one while I was making Contours back in College.

Oranbeg Inquires is a series of informal interviews with the artists that have participated in Oranbeg’s Interleaves, Books and the NET exhibitions. Shane has an interleaf.

Send in a submission for NET 11 The Poetic Narrative deadline is 11/11/14 at 11:59pm. Also check out  our recent updated events page and  previous NET shows and our recently released annual


Selektor Magazine 2 : Shane Lynam, disponible immédiatement, out now

C'est là. Shane Lynam x Selektor Magazine, en versions numérique et papier. Profitez dès maintenant de la présentation en ligne de son travail et pré-commandez la monographie exclusive au format magazine que nous avons préparée ensemble.

It’s here. Shane Lynam x Selektor Magazine, digital and paper versions. Take advantage of the online presentation of his work and pre-order the exclusive monograph in magazine form that we prepared together.

Selektor Magazine


Selektor 2: Shane Lynam

pp 62 to 71

84 pages / 21 X 28 cm / 44 colour photographs / Offset printing PEFC and FSC certified / Cover: Condat Silk 300g/m2 / Inner pages: Condat Silk 150g/m2 / Thread sewn binding / Printed in France by Art et Caractère / 200 copies



Hi everyone !

I’m taking over Selektor Magazine Tumblr for a week.

For some reason* my friend Loic Thisse entrusted me as much as let me borrow the Selektor blog keys with absolute freedom. Crazy dude.

So for a week, I’ll try to be active and post inspiration, for sure, will share and reblog what I like, personal thoughts, maybe, some of my own work that I never posted before and certainly a lot of blatant partiality.  

Speaking of partiality I’ll start right now with this sequence from my good mate Shane Lynam, Irish ex Parisian fellow photographer, and such a fine artist.

* Actually Loic is currently overbusy working on Selektor Magazine Issue 2 featuring,…

 …Shane Lynam ! 

Alex Cretey Systermans, October 2014.

Alex Crétey Systermans Selektor takeover week.