My work builds on and abstracts from source material derived from nature. This is something that I have undertaken through many different approaches and intentions, but which I have chosen to restrict to traditional analogue photographic methods (i.e. shooting on film, and printing in a darkroom).
Using what I shoot as a starting point, I aim to use the materials of the world in the same manner in which a painter uses paint, mixing, blending, and shaping freely to ultimately bring the viewer something both familiar and new.
Ian Revell, March 2009