TIFA 2021 Architecture / Industrial


  • Prize
    Bronze in Architecture/Industrial
  • Photographer
    Christian Basetti
  • Photo Date
    from 2017 to 2019

My passion for photographing abandoned places sometimes plunges me into ancient factories of the last century in decay. The huge complexes of machinery and pumps seem to me like gigantic metal dinosaur fossils that have been buried by time, subjected to the "trial of dust".

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.