Giles is a secondary school teacher in an English comprehensive school, and divides his spare time between poetry, photography, painting, and film. He also writes prose essays on natural history and mediaeval visual culture, is an avid walker and amateur naturalist, and has a keen interest in theatre. He has taught English, History, Drama, Sociology and Film. His current projects include paraphrasing the works of the mediaeval Welsh poet Dafydd ap Gwilym, and whilst he would prefer to be out walking with his dog, he is occasionally distracted by political problems. His photography can be viewed at his Flickr stream.