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

an extremely moving, beautiful series of landscapes
Sarah Urwin Jones - the sunday herald

friel is a genius with the camera, he sees the world totally differently to anyone I know
doug chinnery - landscape photography magazine 2017

His work hits me in the gut more often than not
Kathleen Donohoe - on landscape magazine 2017

friel is the one that keeps me looking for another approach or angle to photography
russ barnes - art of the landscape 2017

This body of work is arguably one of the most poignant and mesmerising series of images ever produced
joseph wright - jw editions 2017

Sometimes I think they show more of a feeling than a subject
stephi ramona - photos worth seeing 2017

friel uses intentional camera movement to capture beautiful abstract landscapes
simeon smith - lomography magazine 2016

bringing a fresh perspective to landscape photography, he is a true innovator
anna bonita evans - outdoor photography 2015

he 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

friel's work is sometimes very disturbing, but always emotive and powerful and certainly authentic
joel tjintjelaar - 500px review 2015

he opened my eyes to different possibilities in photography
russ barnes - aaron yeoman photography 2015

I love his lightness of hand and the ease with which his images seem to come together
valda bailey - Land | Sea

friel dwells in the smudgy borderlands bewteen dreams and reality
carol cooper - shots magazine 2014

friel breaks all the rules and in the process has carved out his own unique vision
steve coleman - 100 landscape photographers worth knowing 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 interesting
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

his 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 friel
christoffer relander - saachi art magazine 2104

he 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. his work is astounding, individual and inspiring
sarah jarett - one camera one lens 2013

my view of what photography is changed completely the day I came across his work
valda bailey - on landscape magazine 2013

he 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 - the creative photographer 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 2013

there is something in his images that touches the soul
michael diblicek - the creative photographer 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

strange yet familiar, sinister yet comforting, friel's images are quietly compelling
gemma padley - amateur photographer 2009