Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Architecture / Interiors

Grand Tour

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

The term Grand Tour refers to the training trip to Italy which, between 1700 and 1800, involved the èlites and European artists. They traveled to rediscover ancient historical, often architectural, beauties. Here the viewer can relive the same emotions, with these abandoned Italian beauties, thanks to a technical realization that allows me to shot the interiors in all their grandeur, albeit in reduced spaces for maneuver. In addition, I always apply my own pictorial caravaggesque style, giving a semblance of a painting to the work Not just a "Grand tour" but also a ..."Grand view"

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.