A curious observer, Philip Ho chose the camera because its use depends on a chronic and fulfilling harmony between questions and surprise. This taught him to assume less and to ask more about the world surrounding.
Deeply fascinated by daily compromises of the individual in society, Philip continues to be simultaneously worried and relieved by how much each of us can give and take.
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As animals go, no species has realized their desire for control as much as us. The average person spends most of their time in built environments, and few spaces that we know of exist beyond our influence.
Despite this, it is clear that being controlled is one of the feelings we despise the most -and is one that can inspire us to think critically. As a result, few to no built spaces force us to their intended use. Much of our intellect and creative energy is put to work in creating and recreating expectable and practical spaces with generic forms that ease us into acceptance. Despite a growing and increasingly empowered awareness of this arrangement, most of us seem content to play along. The exchange is not without its benefits.