CHRIS FRIEL’S PHOTOGRAPHY: What Happens When A Colour Blind Painter Picks Up A Camera

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Actually, some quite amazing things, at least if your name is Chris Friel. The British artist has a remarkable sense for the nuance of gradients and minimalist compositions. It’s hard to believe that these photos are actually real. Chris friel is a british colour blind painter who bought a camera in 2006 and has not painted since. He has been shortlisted for the sunday times landscape photographer of the year for the last 4 years, and won a judge’s choice award in 2011. His images have been exhibited in the South Bank centre, on the Santiago subway in Chile, and projected behind the London sinfonietta in the Royal festival hall. “ Friel is one of the most interesting and creative photographers working today. his work walks an always engaging line between the world of painting and and the world of photography, each image its own unique expression, an expression that recalls, for me at least, the work of lucian freud, gerhard richter, francis bacon, and even, to a certain extent, one of my my favorite British painters, Stanley Spencer”. Chris Friel is a British colour blind painter who bought a camera in 2006 and has not painted since most of his images are produced using MLE (multiple long exposure) techniques he has been shortlisted for the sunday times landscape photographer of the year for the last 4 years, and won a judge’s choice award in 2011. His images have been exhibited in the south bank centre, on the santiago subway in chile, and projected behind the london sinfonietta in the royal festival hall. For more information or to get in touch with Chris Friel, follow the link below.


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