/ 2021 / Architecture / Historic

Break from Oblivion

  • Prize
    Gold in Architecture/Historic
  • Photographer
    Christian Basetti


As a 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 fade with time.

Christian Basetti lives in Milan.
Passionate about architectural photography, he feels the challenge of making the shots talk about the great works built, as if they were silent narcissistic creatures waiting for someone to express their greatness.
Since 2015, he has been passionate about ancient decadent places, giving voice to these structures full of melancholy charm.
With a style aimed at aesthetics it is never limited to the documentary aspect, but wants to show the pride of places destined to be erased from time, inspired by Caravaggio's style in the representation of environments.