chris friel is a british photographer who has spent a long time 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

they 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

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

the steady eyes of the crow and the camera's candid eye see as honestly as they know how but they lie
W H Auden 1976

you have to hide out in order to develop your craft. you have to be isolated in order to practice enough to be any good
Ronnie free 2016

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

something mediocre is better than nothing, and often the near misses are the beckoning hands that bring you to perfection just around the blind corner
sally mann 2015

Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that deep down they are different from everyone else
David foster Wallace 1996

To know ahead of time what you're looking for means you're then only photographing your own preconceptions
Dorothea Lange 1958

I don't want realism. I want magic. I do misrepresent things. I don't tell truths. I tell what ought to be the truth
Tennessee williams 1947

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