2021 / Fine Art / Other (Non-Pro)

Break From Oblivion

  • Photographer
    Christian Basetti

As a photographer of abandoned places I often have to deal with environments that survive exclusively in a mantle of darkness. Melancholy is the main feeling. But when unexpected filtering lights appear, the magic is created that upsets the corruption typical of abandonment and darkness: they are brief moments where the place regains all its ancient pride and splendor, and you are able to capture the hidden soul with different eyes, transcending for an instant the wear and tear of decay.

Christian Basetti from Milan. Since 2015, he has been passionate about ancient decadent places, giving voice to these structures full of melancholy charm as if they were silent narcissistic creatures waiting for someone to express their greatness. Creator of Forgotten Art-chitectures project, decayed places are not shot just with an usual limited documentary aspect, as many others do, but they are like fine art canvas aimed at aesthetics. Inspired by Caravaggio's style in the representation of environments, with a similitude prostitutes and beggars=decadent places turned in something nobler.