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Brad Carlile

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Lives in
Portland OR, New York City

Works in
Portland OR, New York City


conceptual, photography


Series: Tempus Incognitus

"Tempus Incognitus" (Time Unknown) is my series of photographs depicting hotel rooms in which time and space fade into one another. Think Edward Hopper interiors awash in James Turrell colors with David Lynch directing.

"Tempus Incognitus" challenges our intuition about time by showing the day's intervals of changing light existing concurrently. The Cubists painted individual scenes from several different perspectives at once. I photographed individual rooms at several different times of day from a single perspective.

I utilize a time-intensive technique that captures the evolution of light and emphasizes change in vivid colors. I shoot multiple exposures over the course of two days or more in order to produce each image, which is created in-camera and on-film with no digital manipulation.


Brad Carlile is a photographer that lives in both Portland Oregon and New York City.

He has shown work internationally including MoMA Rio de Janeiro(museum), Munich, Luxembourg City, as well as Austria, Qatar, and China. He has been in 58 US shows.  

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), and The Las Vegas. He has been awarded artist grants from the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

Recent Exhibits

Brad Carlile participated in these exhibits:

May, 2012 Slide Show Nights
Annenberg Space for Photography
Mar, 2009 Hearst 8x10 Photography Biennial, 2009
Heast Tower, West 57th
Sep, 2008 Foreign potografias
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio
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