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Bronze 2021 Portfolio / Fine Art

Forgotten Artcheology

  • Photographer
    Christian Basetti
  • Prize
    Bronze in Portfolio / Fine Art

" 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.

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.