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, Munich, Luxembourg City, as well as Austria, Qatar, and China. Of this series, Tempus Incognitus, he writes:
‘Tempus Incognitus depicts the transitory nature of modern life with hotel rooms in which time and space fade into one another. Think Edward Hopper interiors awash in James Turrell colors with David Lynch directing.
‘This series also has conceptual underpinnings. I have rules that combine the element of chance in these environments with predetermined rules that provide underlying parameters for this process. Each image takes two or three days to create from three to nine exposures at different times of the day. All work is done in camera on film and no colored bulbs or gels are used. I shoot only at pre-determined times and I must adjust to the particular light given the confines of this schedule.’