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 .

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.