Silver 2022 / Fine Art / Other (Non-Pro)

Beyond The Lens

  • Prizes
    Silver in Fine Art/Other
  • Photographer
    Christian Basetti

As an Italian photographer of abandoned places, I always take a greater interest in ancient Italian beauties and often find frescoes that completely fill walls and ceilings. In these cases I find myself facing technical challenges to include all the elements and make the viewer identify with the depth of the scene. Wide angles have limitations and shooting with backs against the wall is often not enough to include in the composition elements of ceilings and sides. In these shots I raised the bar of difficulty to convey beauty in all its wideness, maintaining my Caravaggesque pictorial style.

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.