Chris Friel is a British colour blind painter who bought a camera in 2006 and has not painted since. His work is influenced by the land and seascapes of his home town, Whitstable, in Kent, and by the challenging environments he encounters in his parallel career as a television documentary sound recordist. By simply moving his camera during exposure, Chris creates beautiful and otherworldly images of the landscape around him. He has been shortlisted for Landscape Photographer of the Year for the past three years running. His images have been exhibited in the South Bank Centre, on the Santiago subway in Chile, projected behind the London Sinfonietta in the Royal Festival Hall, and nearer home in Whitstable. Chris is one of the finest contemporary landscape photographers in the UK today.
Official site: www.chrisfriel.co.uk