Ian is interested in life, small inter-personal relationships and the relationship of the celebrity. Against that backdrop there are a lot of huge apocalyptic things that you read about or see on the news that aren't always immediately obvious when you walk out the door. It's about pornography and news reports from war zones instead of sex and death. He describes his influences growing up as Reggie Pedro, for the fantastic compositions and painting,Stanley Donwood for the textures he uses and Dave McKean for the mixed-media and computer aspect.