Embracing Potholes with Creative Photography
Winter is by far the hardest season on your car. The road salt eats away your vehicle’s undercarriage, the freezing temperatures reek havoc on its inner-workings, and just when you thought you were safe from the steely fingers of Old Man Winter… BAM! You hit a giant pothole and damage your new car.
Potholes can cause serious vehicle damage that could potentially lead to costly car repairs. They are caused by water seeping into small cracks in the road’s surface and expanding while it freezes. As PennDOT and other state transportation authorities struggle to fill these suburban landmines, winter driving can be extra treacherous.
Photographers often utilize creative landscapes as the centerpiece for their images. This was taken to a whole new level when conceptual fine art photographers, Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca, teamed up to create interestingly staged photography using potholes as their main focus.
According to MyPotholes.com, “Potholes is a series of photographs depicting the concave street cracks and holes as a collection of imaginative tableaux in the city. Captured within the backdrops of New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal, the sets explore the urban ﬂaws as a playground creating a multitude of uses out of the potholes. Directly engaging the street and the city, the highly imaginative series transforms the bad into good, creating a tongue-in-cheek collection that is at once contextual and surreal.”