Inner Field is an ongoing body of work that Shane Lynam has been developing in Dublin since 2012. While searching for a new project Shane wandered far and wide around the city, leaving no stone unturned. The process of looking for the his next project became the work itself. The lack of defined parameters meant that he could photograph on a more instinctual level.
At times the landscape was repetitive and boring, so his eye would focus on the banal shapes sticking out on the street. He would make lists of things that he wanted to photograph but get distracted en route. Like a researcher or archaeologist, he would collect objects and observations in the field and compare them with what he had collected previously. Patterns began to emerge which were then used as references when visiting other parts of the city. Although Inner Field might be a subjective take on a city, the lack of familiar landmarks does not make it any less fictional than the version of Dublin that exists in the collective psyche.