'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

our largest product is waste. as a species our largest product is waste, we produce more metric tons of waste than we do anything else in totality'
edward burtynsky 2009

'one either travels the world trying to photograph inspirational landscapes, or one stays at home and attempts to make the mundane inspirational'
chris friel 2015

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