Gold 2021 / Portfolio / Fine Art (Non-Pro)

Forgotten Artcheology

  • Photographer
    Christian Basetti
  • Prizes
    Gold in Portfolio/Fine Art, 2nd Place winner in Portfolio

" 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. Archeology intended as the discovery of forgotten places of the past The approach with which I photograph this kind of places is artistic. I don't limit myself to shot the desolate scenes with an exclusively documentary spirit, but I always introduce a careful "fine art" vision, inspired by italian painter 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.