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 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.