'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

'sometimes it takes a long time to sound like yourself'
miles davis 1959

chris friel is a british photographer who has spent the last 10 years trying to take a photograph 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

he has worked in 150 countries and would very much like to visit the remaining 46 before he is housebound

he genuinely believes that society's obsession with mobile phones is a retrograde step so won't be found on twitter, facebook etc, though occasionally looks at instagram on his childrens ipad

most images are available as limited edition prints
produced in the uk by master printer doug chinnery
for all enquiries please contact
doug chinnery photography