'friel's work is the most creative and unique photography on the web' sam stapleton 2017
'friel is the one that keeps me most on my toes, keeps me thinking, keeps me looking for another approach or angle to photography' art of landscape 2017
'friel uses intentional camera movement to capture beautiful abstract landscapes' simeon smith - lomography magazine 2016
'bringing a fresh perspective to landscape photography, friel is a true innovator' anna bonita evans - outdoor photography 2015
'friel is one of the godfathers of British contemporary landscape photography' david breen - triplekite publishing 2015
'friel takes images I want to take but hadn't realised that I wanted to' alan humphris - connected by light 2015
'friel's images are like wild brush strokes' bruce percy - the art of adventure 2015
'amongst the cacophony of imagery that pervades the internet his individual voice as a distinctive soloist sings out' clive haynes frps - review 2015
'friel's work is sometimes very disturbing, but always emotive and powerful and certainly authentic' joel tjintjelaar - 500px review 2015
'friel opened my eyes to different possibilities in photography' russ barnes - interview 2015 'friel dwells in the smudgy borderlands bewteen dreams and reality'
carol cooper - shots magazine 2014
'chris friel breaks all the rules and in the process has carved out his own unique vision' steve coleman - 100 landscape photographers worth knowing 2014
'friel's work seems to come from somewhere outside our material reality' sarah jane field - essay 2014
'i'm of the quite genuine opinion that friel might actually be the best photographer ever' david mcnamee - blue tapes 2014
'friel is a living master' garbhan myles - santa sangre magazine 2014
'when a colour-blind painter turns his hand to photography, the results are bound to be interestingl' elizabeth roberts - black and white photography magazine 2014
'he opened my eyes to a whole new world of what can be achieved with a camera. I find his work mesmerising' cath water - on landscape magazine 2014
'what is most interesting is his ability to capture the movement of bodies to give them a genuine identity between torn violence and macabre reverie' jennifer gori - beautiful bizarre magazine 2014
'friels work is always surprising, and ever changing. a master of experimentation and persistence' caroline fraser - an ordinary life 2014
'don’t capture – create' that’s what I heard in my head when I was introduced to the work of chris friel' christoffer relander - saachi art magazine 2104
'friel is one of the most interesting and creative photographers working today' nathan wirth - slices of silence magazine 2013
'one of the most exciting people working in contemporary photography. friel's work is astounding, individual and inspiring' sarah jarett - in interview 2013
'my view of what photography is – or could be – changed completely the day I came across chris friel’s work' valda bailey - on landscape magazine 2013
'friel finds something new for each subject, it somehow seems obvious – so easy for everyone to think in hindsight – so difficult for someone to discover in the first place' mike jackson - ramblings about photography 2013 'the work of chris friel continues to both push and to challenge me'
alex boyd - landscape photography magazine 2013
'friel's work pushes the boundary of perception and time in evocative ways' ron wiecki - imagining light 2013 'combining both the randon elemental wind and sea with the movement of the camera contrive to bring about his extraordinary images'
john umney - art magazine 2012 'if you want to look at contemporary photographic art in the UK today then friel has a must see collection'
russ barnes- andrew gibson interview 2012 'friel takes breathtaking pictures that look like paintings'
jason soy - trendhunter 2012
'in all his photographs there is a factor of uncertainty, a foggy, interrupted nature which obscures the subject' freya marshall - payne paranoias.org 2013
'there is something in his images that touches the soul' michael diblicek - andrew gibson interview 2012 'is this what dreams look like?'
marina galperina - flavorwire magazine 2012
'highly reflective and quietly intenses, friel's images pack a silent punch' gemma padley - amateur photographer 2011
'one of the finest, most creative, startlingly innovative and exciting photographers in the uk' douglas chimmery - advanced photographer 2011
'one of the finest contemporary landscape photographers in the uk today' mikhail palinchak - photoslaves magazine 2011
'friel's work is beautiful, otherworldly, captivating, enchanting, surprising, and haunting' mark fenwick - facinating photography magazine 2011 'friel is a photographer with a wonderful, natural eye - a modern day fay godwin perhaps' tim parkin - great british landscapes 2010