Carlile, Brad

Brad Carlile, Portland OR, USA

Brad Carlile was born in Freeport Illinois, USA.  He now lives in both Portland Oregon and New York City.

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.  In 2009 his work was shown in MoMA Museum in Rio de Janeiro, and later acquired.  Since 2003, Brad Carlile has exhibited internationally, including exhibitions in Germany, Brazil, Austria, Qatar, Guatemala, Luxembourg, and China. In addition, he have been in over 58 exhibitions in the USA.

Day Amalgam

Brad Carlile: Day Amalgam 5, archival inkjet print, 2005, 26,7x35,6cm, editon 15

Breathtaking in their vibrant colors, the series "Day Amalgam" explores the realities of impermanence in light, color and the passage of time. In normal still photographs any change is rendered as a blur and detail is lost. This series captures that detail.  Stationary objects are captured in their natural color while active elements become vivid colors.  This series creates another way of thinking about our evolving experience of place. It also questions the seeming rigidity of our perceptions.

All work is done without digital creation or manipulation. Creating these images in camera on film allows me to capture the energy of change while maintaining a grounding in reality. I like to print large to enhance the impact of the colors. The intriguing details of the interactions between colors draw one into an intimate distance to explore.  To me, it is important that the images in this series impact the viewer both from across the room as well as under very close inspection.

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