claudia ficca + davide luciano: potholes
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jun 01, 2011
claudia ficca + davide luciano: potholes



‘potholes’ by claudia ficca, davide luciano
all images courtesy claudia ficca, davide luciano
(above) ‘baywatch’ on almafi drive, los angeles
all images © claudia ficca, davide luciano

 

 

‘potholes’ by canadian creatives claudia ficca and davide luciano is a series of photographs depicting the concave cracks as functional tools in a collection of imaginative tableus in the city. captured within the backdrop of los angeles, montreal, and new york city, the set explores the urban flaw as a playground, creating a multitude of uses out of them including a swimming pool, an oil tank to fry doughnuts, a bath for pedicures, a giant plate of spaghetti, and more. directly engaging with the street and the city, the highly imaginative series transforms the bad into good, creating a tongue-in-cheek collection of tableus that are at once contextual and surreal. taking no more than 10 minutes from start to finish, the photoshoots are done during uninterrupted traffic where there is a suitable – and sizeable – pothole.


‘alice in wonderland’ on 30th street, new york city


‘fisherman’ on henri-julien, montreal


‘diver’ on avenue musset, montreal


‘gardener’ on cote du vesinet, montreal


‘winemaking’ on rue st.zotique, montreal


‘spaghetti & meatballs’ on greenwich street, new york city


‘dog wash’ on alfred street, los angeles


‘doughnuts’ on rue belanger, montreal


‘beer & BBQ’ on rue waverly, montreal


‘champagne’ on tecumseth street, toronto


‘scuba diver’ on avenue beaconsfield, montreal


‘laundry’ on rue st.urbain, montreal


‘pedicure’ on rue queen, montreal


‘baptism’ on chemin de la foret, montreal


‘bubble bath’ on rue de st.firmin, montreal


‘walk of fame’ on new hampshire, los angeles


‘santa claus’ on tremaine street, los angeles

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