about

about

chris friel is a british photographer who has spent a long time trying to take a photo that he likes

His images have been exhibited at the south bank centre, on the Santiago subway in Chile, and projected behind the London Sinfonietta in the Royal Festival Hall and have appeared in the times, the guardian, the wall street journal, rolling stone magazine and on a lot of album covers

he has worked in 150 countries and would very much like to visit the remaining 46 before the next world war

some of the most quietly beautiful, personal and moving landscape photography to be made in living memory
Alex Boyd 2017

As a contemporary image maker friel is of his time, his brokendown, disintegrated, deconstructed, and reformed subjects are embued with soliditiy, frailty, mass, texture, and extreme juxtapositions of tone and shape, at times bold in their reforming and others mere ghosts and smears of their original states, they are compelling images. I feel I, and sense many others, have in the past strived for something that ultimately makes us the same, perhaps a want or need to be accepted by an orthodoxy. Friel challenges this, uniquely
jonathan bell 2016

My friends tell me I must stop saying in public that I ‘hate all my novels’ what I mean is that I am profoundly dissatisfied with everything that I have done simply because it is not good enough by my standards. On the other hand I begin every new book in the complete conviction that this time I shall get it right
john banville 2010

The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice
rd Laing 1976

With photographs And magnetic tape We capture Pretty animals in cages. Pretty flowers in vases. Love of colour, sound and words. Is it a blessing or a curse ?
laura veirs 2012

I want others to take what they wish from my work. Art is transformative. If someone else sees it and gains from it at all, it is worth doing. I can’t tell them what to see or how to feel, but occasionally being told that my work moves people is a great compliment. But truthfully, I make work because I have to. I have no choice
kathleen donohoe 2017

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