Giles Revell creates imagery that is driven by analytical and forensic ideas that question the boundaries of science and art. There is a distilled graphic style to his work which has a recurring curiosity for observing familiar themes with an alternative viewpoint. He is a master of lighting but also inspired by the potential of using new technologies to reveal innovative ways of expressing ideas.
This series of abstract dance images was made in collaboration with The Royal Ballet, exploring both the sculptural and emotional movement of classical dance in a bold contemporary way. Choreographed Royal Ballet dancers were captured with precision at very high speed to emphasise the energy, gesture and expression through time lapse. The work is on permanent show at the Royal Opera House and has been the cornerstone imagery to celebrate the relaunch of The Royal Opera House and The Linbury Theatre after large scale renovations and redesign of the building by the architects Stanton Williams.
Giles has won numerous photographic awards and high-profile commissions for his work as well as his very recent celebrated collaboration with The Royal Opera House. His work has been published and exhibited around the world and is represented in the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum and The Natural History Museum in the UK.