'friel uses intentional camera movement to capture beautiful abstract landscapes'
simeon smith - lomography magazine 2016
'calm impressionistic work'
david duchemin - photograph magazine 2016
'friel is a photographer that i really like'
jeffery saddorris - on taking pictures 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
'friel is best known for his breathtaking landscape photography, but he has evolved a more original and unique body of work, capturing 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
'the dazed state of friel's images provoke uncertainty - a memory that may or may not have happened'
raji kaur - thefreakshow 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