My name is Philip Kanwischer, I've been working on “Inhospitably Ours” project for the past 5 years. This work thrives under the assumptions formed by the cursory glance. On the surface, much of my work appears to be wildlife photography of animals interaction with humans as if I have captured the fantastical. I strive to create an eerie atmosphere, begging the questions how did he make the animals do that? and, how could he do that to them? I am interested in habitat loss, environmental ethics, human impact in both urban and natural realms. Working in deliberate realism I plan to reveal our existential trauma.

I graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design with a Bachelors of Design with distinction in photography in 2015. I was also the recipient of the Board of Governors Award for my graduating class. Since then have been pursuing my art and exhibiting Internationally. A pivotal point in my recent art career was when I took part in the Canadian Wilderness Artist’s Residency. This expedition was a month long canoe trip up the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City. This furthered my connection and love for nature and fuelled my practice as relating to environmental impact and remote areas of wilderness.

I have been accepted to the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where I am currently in my first year of graduate studies. Often combining photographic and sculptural components to dramatize human impact on the natural environment, my work proposes unlikely narratives in which the genre and methods of wildlife photography are implicated. I often spend days out in the wild, working to build a relationship with the land and its inhabitants, enacting the romantic notion of being able to live side by side with animals and nature. 

More info: philipkanwischer.com

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Alia Gail
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4 years ago

oh wow... really sad

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Taking A Stand

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Hari Onago
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4 years ago

Wes Anderson inspired :)

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Draco Malfoy
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4 years ago

Hedwig and Hermione :)

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Jessica Stohr
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4 years ago

Dead?

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Wild Rose Country

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A S Koziol
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4 years ago

This is beautifully done, but so sad as well. Your arrangement makes me think how we have compartmentalized nature and wild spaces into National Parks and State Parks. I guess I should be glad we have saved any wild spaces at all.

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caity
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4 years ago

this isn't supposed to be inspiring. yes, it's beautiful and stunning, but it's representing the bond with humans and wildlife and how little freedom animals get.

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Maria T.
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4 years ago

Wow, really cool!

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Nurture

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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4 years ago

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Peek - a - boo!

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Clutch

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Shauna Hicken
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1 month ago

Why?

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Nuko Tenshimurasaky
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4 years ago

remind me of a book that I read when i was youger ... there was a nightmare where animals without head or tail were chasing the main charactere .... in french, "avoir ni queue ni tête" (do not have no head or tail) is an expresion to describe something (like a story or a quote) very weird, or without sens

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Ανώνυμος
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2 months ago

Seperated from the freedom because they're stuck in human chains.

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Oasis

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Sandevil Sandh
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4 years ago

:(

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Current

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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4 years ago

That bear looks sad.

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Leader

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Mandy Read
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2 months ago

This has me wishing it was the bears paw leading the deer not a human. Beingf led to the slaughter or to attend a childs petting zoo....who knows

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Celina
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4 years ago

???

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Hannah Ashby
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4 years ago

I think this one is about people putting their trash into the wilderness, which happens quite often. That kills animals, and I believe this is portraying that. Very moving, but sad.

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Mandy Read
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2 months ago

Are they not beautiful. Their gaggling to one another cannot be heard but they do when they fly. We have small gatherings of geese and ducks that fly clost to home and its wonderful to hear them first before you find out which direction they fly.

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Cache

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Mandy Read
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2 months ago

Coldly surreal, is it a bird or a plane you may think.......but i think its a form of camera

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Unity

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Mandy Read
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2 months ago

Love the thinking, great ID of life how it should be. The big animals should be picking off the humans who invade their lands. Not much meat on this one though!

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Hiding In The Woods

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Laridae

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TC
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4 years ago

This "wildlife" is somehow stiff...

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Sciuridae

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Falling

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Putrescent

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Mark Berry
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2 months ago

pu·tres·cent /ˌpyo͞oˈtres(ə)nt/ adjective undergoing the process of decay; rotting. "the odor of putrescent flesh"