this body of work is arguably one of the most poignant and mesmerising series of images ever produced
joseph wright 2017

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

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 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 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