Shane Lynam Gagny Christmas Nativity, outtake from the series "Contours"
This image never quite fit in to the the edit of my most recent project, Contours, however it has become important in the last few months as I consider what I would like to work on next. It was taken at the Christmas nativity in the town of Gagny in Seine-Saint-Denis, France. The nativity included all the usual figures in the foreground and this out-of-place gorilla in the back. I am currently in the process of re-examining my archive with a view to making ever stronger, more interesting work. This image has certain qualities that I would like to expand on in the future.