A Limited Edition photographic art collection, celebrating diversity, culture and humanity. The collection is dedicated to inspire by portraying extraordinary sites, accomplishments and ideas in past, present and future.

 

First Installment: History - abandoned historic Sanatorium / Germany

This highly evocative and critically acclaimed series portrays an extraordinary story of courage and dedication. It shows the best in humanity and inspires by providing a captivating exploration of history, compassion and values that have resulted in an exemplary display of humanitarian care provided to those in need.

Built in 1898 as a treatment center for tuberculosis, this hospital complex was the largest of its kind and a world leader in research and treatment. It included 60 buildings over 200ha of park-like grounds amidst a scenic forest located 1hr south of Berlin. Some sections of the hospital still remain in operation as a neurological rehabilitation facility and as a center for research and care for victims of Parkinson's disease. The majority of the complex has been abandoned since 1994.

Mario's on-site experience was touching, emotional and very personal. He saw beauty in the most unlikeliest of places. He found grandeur; felt the extraordinary compassion and dedication applied by the architects and builders. He found sites that directly relate to core values and their importance in life. The surroundings felt overwhelming and profoundly humbling. The goal of the final manifestation in a large printed piece is to share those captivating impressions and invite the viewer to an engaging journey into history and courage; to open a window and provide not just a glimpse, but rather an emotional, subconscious experience through depth and realism. Restricting the editing process to traditional darkroom techniques and locating the perfect substrate in Lumachrome paper has resulted in an unparalleled viewing experience that is traditional, yet innovative. The extraordinary dimension in Basner's works draw the viewer deep into the scene.

As of 2016, the site has been re-purposed and the buildings underwent a complete remodel. The images have historic relevance, capturing the final state of decay before all traces of history were painted over and disappeared forever.

 

Awards:

'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / Photographer Of The Year, Architecture Silver Award, 2016

'International Photography Awards', Lucie Foundation / 1st Place, Architecture, 2016

'Prix De La Photografie', Paris / Bronze Award, Fine Art, Architecture, 2016

'Prix De La Photografie', Paris / People's Choice Award, 3rd place, Architecture, 2016

'ND Awards' / Bronze Star Award, Architecture, 2016

'Fine Art Photography Awards', London / Series Award, Architecture, 2016

'Prix De La Photografie', Paris / "Tea House" Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Architecture, 2017

'Prix De La Photografie', Paris / "Tomorrow" Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Abstract, 2017

'Moscow International Foto Awards' / "Elbtunnel" Honorable Mention, Architecture Interiors, 2017

'Moscow International Foto Awards' / "Tomorrow" Honorable Mention, Panoramic, 2017

'Fine Art Photography Awards', London / "Elbtunnel" Nominee, Architecture, 2017

'Fine Art Photography Awards', London / "Tea House" Nominee, Architecture, 2017

'Fine Art Photography Awards', London / "Tea House" Nominee, Cityscape, 2017

'Fine Art Photography Awards', London / "Tomorrow" Nominee, Panoramic, 2017

'ND Awards' / Honorable Mention for "Archway", 2016

'ND Awards' / Honorable Mention for "Choices", 2016

'ND Awards' / Honorable Mention for "Beauty Forgotten", 2016

'Moscow International Foto Awards' / Series Award, Interiors, 2016

'Moscow International Foto Awards' / "Grandeur" Honorable Mention, Architecture Interiors, 2016

'Moscow International Foto Awards' / "Choices" Honorable Mention, Architecture Interiors, 2016

'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / Bronze Award, Architecture Historic, 2016

'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / Series Award- Finalist, Architecture Interiors, 2016

'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Grandeur"- Finalist, Architecture Historic, 2016

'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Beauty Forgotten"- Finalist, Architecture Historic, 2016

'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Archway"- Finalist, Architecture Historic, 2016

'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Choices"- Finalist, Architecture Historic, 2016

'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Grandeur"- Finalist, Architecture Interiors, 2016

'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Beauty Forgotten"- Finalist, Architecture Interiors, 2016

'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Archway"- Finalist, Architecture Interiors, 2016

'One Eyeland Photography Awards' / "Choices"- Finalist, Architecture Interiors, 2016

 

 

Press:

Huffington Post Feature - July 2017

Luxury Las Vegas Magazine - "Art, Innovation & Design", December/January 2016-2017

Metanoia Magazine, Vancouver - "Las Vegas Issue", November/December 2016

Review Journal / Robin Leach, January 2017

Review Journal / Jan Hogan, February 2017

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