2021 / Portfolio / Fine Art (Non-Pro)

Forgotten Artcheology

  • Photographer
    Christian Basetti

"Artcheology" is a term that I conceived to merge in a single word a creative photographic style linked to the world of abandoned places in decay: art and archeology, intended as a search for lost places of the past. Artistic is the approach with which I photograph this kind of places. I do not limit myself to immortalizing the desolate scenes with an exclusively documentary spirit, but I always introduce a careful "fine art" vision, recognizable through a personal style inspired by Caravaggio, where lights and shadows blend with the environments of ancient times, as in a painting .

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.