Ong Chan Hao is a architecturally-trained photographer & designer based in Singapore, but open to work globally.
Specialising in architecture, interiors and designed products, he uses photography as a tool to communicate design intent, and to nudge the boundaries of the conventions of commercial photography. He is especially interested in and sensitive to the expression of energy, climate, and authorship.
Chan's personal work utilises photography both as a visual research and imaginative medium. While he seeks to document and cement his landscapes in time, he simultaneously forges new interpretations of landscape, presenting a state of instability and flux.
Prints & commissions available upon inquiry.
Third Prize, Photo of the Year 2021. Aarhus Arkitektskolen, DE
Nomination for Reader's Choice Award, Bird in Flight Prize 2021, UA
Renovating Carbon (forthcoming 2023), ORO, US
Drawing Climate (2021), Birkhauser, CH,
Selected work from Non-stop City & Voidscapes, Entangled Landscapes Exhibition, URA, SG
Recasting, C for Cast Exhibition, NUS Baba House, SG
My photography has been featured in design publications, such as Archdaily, Archisearch, Design Singapore, World-architects, Chroniques d'architecture, Elle Decor,The Singapore Architect, Cubes.
They have played an important part of design awards such as INDE.Awards, The International Architecture Awards & The American Institute of Architects Design Awards, won by my clients.
Swiss Embassy to Singapore, Haring Timber Technologies, EHL, Vitra, Deloitte, UBS, Pencil Office, Lekker Architects, Mitsubushi Jisho Sekkei, L Architects, Plural Studio, Studio SKLIM, National University of Singapore, Office Of _, OMG Atelier, Riot Drag Show, Hyphen Architects, Studio Gin&G, CDG Architects