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.
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.
His first commissioned book, a collection of 80 recent photos, has just been published.
He recently passed the million hits mark on Flickr and continues to be motivated by this daily source of feedback.
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All the pictures in this post are copyrighted to Chris Friel. Their reproduction, even in part, is forbidden without the explicit approval of the rightful owners.