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.

Born in 1979, my photographic passion was born with landscape photography, a combination of adventure and photography. Since he’s fond of architectural photography, even in this case he admires the iconicity of the great works of the ancient and modern world; he feels the challenge to make the great works talk through his shots,as if they were silent, narcissistic creatures, waiting for someone to express their greatness. In 2015, the passion converges in the photography of ancient decadent places, trying to give voice to these structures full of melancholy charm, with a Caravaggio style.