Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Architecture / Interiors

So Ancient and So Ephemeral

  • Photographer
    Christian Basetti
  • Technical Info
    Multiple Exposures , Full Frame

For years, all my projects are based on the ancient beauties of abandoned italian palaces, for my proud about our artistic heritage, that I represent in pictorial way. Often I have to deal with environments that survive exclusively in a mantacy of darkness. My title is an oxymoron between the capture of two main different elements in my pics, light and time decay, two face of the same coin... the coin of time. The light that filters in rare moments is as ephemeral as the beauty of these buildings, in contrast with the slow passage of time and eternal darkness inside these ancient places.

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.