Gold 2022 / Architecture / Interiors (Non-Pro)

Break From Oblivion

  • Photographer
    Christian Basetti
  • Prizes
    Gold in Architecture/Interiors, 1st place winner in Architecture

A new series of pics in my project "Break from Oblivion" using a pictorial style inspired by Caravaggio. As photographer of abandoned places I often have to deal with environments that survive exclusively in a mantacy of darkness. Melancholy is the main feeling. But there are rare moments when light manages to filter creating magic: in those moments light blesses the ancient architectural splendor of places normally corrupted by decadence. In those moments you are a privileged spectator of the last shots of pride of structures destined to collapse or vanish with time.

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.