Brad Perkins

Brad Perkins believes that if eyes are the windows to the soul, then broken windows are the eyes to the past. His work takes on invisibility, abandonment and neglect by looking at buildings and places and asking, “what’s in there?” and “what happened here?”

His background in journalism and history helps him imagine the stories of people, places and things that have been forgotten, ignored or just hidden in plain sight. He finds beauty in abandonment and solace in lost buildings.

His work has been featured in galleries in Chicago and Evanston, Ill.; Portland, Ore.; and Vermont and in Ain’t Bad Magazine, Huffington Post and Motif Collective. He lives in Chicago with his wife and dog and travels often.