Giles studied Fine Art at Farnham. It was there that he first became interested in photography and photo screen printing as a medium for expressing his interest in abstraction. He also took a degree in art history specialising in modern and Renaissance art.
He considers himself as both an educator and an artist and has exhibited widely in London and the south of England. At The Lightbox Gallery in Woking in 2015 he was awarded the main prize for the Surrey Open Photography competition.
In his images, Giles favours found objects, plants, landscape and architecture where he searches out abstract fragments of light, colour and textile. Sometimes he uses collage as extensions of this process. ‘I feel the act of looking is so important in this age of continuous streaming of images and it creates a moment in time to explore and isolate the smallest of details. I am much influenced by the work of Ernst Haas and Saul Leiter, particularly in their use of colour’.