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The blurred vision of Chris Friel: Interview

Former color blind painter Chris Friel is most renown for his breathtaking landscape photography, but has evolved a more original and unique body of work. His universe, eerie and spectral, captures the micro movements of bodies to give them a genuine identity between torn violence and macabre reverie, with an effect of passionate brush strokes. Between dark and foggy scenery and the bruised and blunt flesh of sleepers, the British photographer is unveiling a world of odd, raw and yet ethereal poetry connected to the work of modern painters such as Francis Bacon. . Chris_Friel_beautifulbizarre (16) What led you to art and photography ? I was a painter for a number of years, and only bought a camera to document some paintings for an exhibition catalogue … I haven’t painted since !

What kind of tools do you use to create your portraits? I operate with a Canon 5dmk3 and a 24mm tilt shift lens. Most of my photos are MLE (multiple long exposure) images done in camera : the canon will take up to 9 multiple exposures and layers them in camera. Each exposure is 2 or 3 seconds long.

Why do you transform faces and bodies this way? Is there a message or an aesthetic search behind this process? It is just an attempt to take interpretive rather than purely representational photos. .

Each of your picture has several versions, like film roll images: have you ever considered making videos ? Actually, my day job involves making tv documentaries ! So still photography is a change …

What do you wish to do in the future? To take a photo that I still like the next day … .

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About Author

Author of several books and bilingual writer from Paris, France.

3 Comments

  • ineke visser
    April 29, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    i LOVE those pictures .. <3 !

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  • Michael Jackson
    May 2, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Chris Friel’s work is always moving forward – his mind is forever on the lookout for something new, leaving a trail of wonderful unique images in its wake. Take a look at his website to see the scope of his vision.

    Reply
  • michaeljackson.com
    July 11, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Michael Jackson is undoubtedly the king. Whenever i listen his songs i feel as he is still alive. Unquestionably one of the most significant pop music celebrities ever been born!

    Reply

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