Tempus Incognitus

PhotographerBrad Carlile
Entry Description

"Tempus Incognitus" is my series of large scale photographs depicting hotel rooms that explores the transitory nature of modern civilization within these spaces. These images pique our curiosity about the stories superimposed on these walls. Think Edward Hopper interiors awash in James Turrell colors with David Lynch directing. "Tempus Incognitus" records the day's transitional times and shows them existing concurrently. Multiple exposures are shot over 2 or more days and the images are created on film with no digital manipulation. I photograph individual rooms at several different times of day from a single perspective.

About Photographer

Brad Carlile is a photographer that lives in both Portland Oregon and Manhattan. He has exhibited at MoMA Rio de Janeiro (in collection), Guatemala, Germany, Austria, Qatar, China and over 58 shows in the USA. Brad's 2011 solo show was chosen as Portland’s best art photography. Brad is preparing for a Biennial solo show at 25th Encuentros Abiertos - Festival de la Luz in Argentina. In 2009 he was chosen as a winner in the prestigious Hearst 8x10 Photography Biennial. His solo show in Portland Oregon was chosen as best photography show in 2011 and was critically reviewed and recommended by both of Portland's leading newspapers -- the Willamette Week (review) and The Oregonian (review). In addition his work has been reviewed in The Houston Chronicle (interview), The Las Vegas, and Philadelphia Inquirer. He has won 14 fine-art photographic awards, a book cover, and published several fine-art images in magazines.