1st Place 2022 / Architecture (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.

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.