Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch

Pacific Palisades, CA, United States

About Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch

Balancing equal measures of technical dexterity, creative intuition, and classical influences photographer Kevin Lynch is internationally recognized for his growing portfolio of conceptual portraiture and landscape photography.
His fine art images have appeared in museums and galleries throughout Europe and the United States.
Lynch currently resides in the Pacific Palisades, California.


Goethe Universitat Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Attended Fine Arts and Art History Studies

David Hockney, Greg Gorman, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritz, Horst Wackerbarth, Joel Peter Witkin, Kevin Clarke, Professor FC Gundlach, Richard Avedon, Robert Mapplethorpe.


OCTAGON - Deluxe Collector’s Edition published by powerHouse Books 2007
OCTAGON - Collectors Edition published by powerHouse Books 2007
20.5 x 26 inches, 400 pages including an eight page gatefold,
over 800 four-color and black-and-white images. Clothbound hardcover book nested in a handmade leather-bound clamshell box.
Photographs by Kevin Lynch
Introduction by Lorenzo Fertitta
Foreword by David Mamet
Essay by Dave Hickey
Afterword by Dana White
Octagon showcases the work of photographer Kevin Lynch as well as the stars of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® events in highly detailed and artfully rendered portraits moments before going into battle and moments after the fight has ended. In these larger-than-life photographs Lynch captures the confidence, fear, and passion in the eyes of key UFC athletes including Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes, Rich Franklin, Andrei Arlovski, Tim Sylvia, and Ken Shamrock, among others.
Octagon was accompanied by Gallery& Museum exhibitions at Art Basel Miami, the Core Club New York, Hamiltons Gallery London, Van Weghe Gallery New York and the San Diego Contemporary Museum of Art.

OCTAGON – Trade Edition published by DK 2008


watercolours Trade Edition by powerHouse Books 2009
watercolours Deluxe Edition 300 with slipcover case by powerHouse Books 2009

Photographs by Kevin Lynch
Introduction by Phil Hagen
Essay by David Pagel
12.25 x 10.25 inches
108 pages
70 four-color images

For the follow-up to his massive ultimate fighting opus Octagon (powerHouse Books, 2007), photographer Kevin Lynch turned his focus away from the bright lights and brutality of the mixed martial arts world, and toward a far more personal subject. Watercolours is a series of abstracted nudes taken in the swimming pool transforming the human figure into twisting ribbons of color and brilliant bursts of light.
In creating these images, Lynch decided to forgo his usual high-resolution digital camera and elaborate lighting setup in favor of tools more classic and familiar: a 35 mm camera, low shutter speeds, and the pool light as the only source of illumination. As a result, the stark, unsparing detail that defined Octagon gives way to a fluid softness and a palpable air of tenderness and love. Watercolours trades the gritty realism of the artist’s past work for an impressionistic gaze that betrays passionate emotion and a painter’s eye.



May 4th-July 9th 2017
Foto Kunst Boulevard
Martin-Gropius Bau - Berlin
Curator Walter Smerling
Michel Comte, Ester Haas, Kevin Lynch, Nigel Parry, Martin Schoeller, Antoine Verglas, Ellen Von Unwerth

July 12th - September 27th 2009
Octagon by Kevin Lynch,
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Curator Hugh M. Davies

Sept 25th- Oct 25th 2008
Octagon by Kevin Lynch
Christophe Van De Weghe Fine Arts Gallery New York
Curator Christophe Van De Weghe

May 24th- June 21 2008
Octagon by Kevin Lynch
The Exhibition MCQ Fine Art Salon Las Vegas
Curator Michele Quinn

Jan 17th- Feb 2nd 2008
Octagon Kevin Lynch
Hamiltons Gallery London
Curator Tim Jefferies

Dec 18th 2007
Octagon Book Lecture
Core Club New York
Commentators Dave Hickey, Matt Serra & Kevin Lynch
Curator Michelle Quinn

Dec.6th 2007
Octagon Book release & Exhibition Setai Hotel Miami
Basel Miami Art Fair
Curator Michele Quinn

March 25, 2003 – April 13, 2003
Expansions by Kevin Lynch
Padrao dos Descobrimentos Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

July 7,1997 – August 17, 1996
Koepfe & Koerper
Group Show : Elsa Enns, Stephan Kaluza, Claudia Rogge, Kevin Lynch
Acht PQ Galerie, Bonn, Germany,

Dec 10, 1996 – Jan 30, 1997
El Ojo Tambien Penetra
Group Show: Araki, Elmer Batters, Guenter Blum, Greg Gorman,Richard Kern, Eric Kroll,
Doris Kloster, Kevin Lynch, Robert Mapplethorpe,Helmut Newton and Jan Saudek
Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Spain
Kunsthaus, Cologne, Germany, 1997

February 8, 1997 – March 8. 1997
Sommerfest Austellung
Group Show: Stephan Kaluza, Andre Chising Yuen, Joerg Wilhelm Schirmer,
Klaus Sievers, Wlifried Duwentester, Ralf Bohnenkamp, Claudia Rogge-Jarosch
and Kevin Lynch
United Arts Gallery, Essen, Germany

July, 1996
Society For Photographic Education, Los Angeles, California
February 8, 1997 – March 8. 1997

Universal Toleranz
Group Show: Kevin Lynch, Greg Gorman and Panja Jurgens
Rudolf Mangisch Galerie & Auktionshaus, Zurich, Switzerland

Graham Nash/Nash Editions
Nash Editions Group Show: 1996-1999

January 3 – February 21, 1999
Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana,

August 9 – September 23, 1998
Canton Art Institute, Canton, Ohio,

May 31 – July 19, 1998
Bergstrom Mahler Museum, Neenah, Wisconsin,

March 22 – May 10, 1998
College of Fine-Art, Jacksonville, Florida,

January 9 – February 27, 1998
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs,
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, Colorado,

September 29 – October 31, 1997
Cypress College Photography Department, Cypress, California,

March 15 – May 26,1996
The Butler Institute Of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio,