- In: The Gallery
- Published on 13 December 2012
- By James
Potholes is a playful and funny photo series by Toronto Film School (where he won a Best Director award) graduate Davide Luciano and his wife Claudia, who's a self-taught photographer and Italian language and literature buff. They now live in New York city. The inspiration for this series came from a run-in with one of NYC's many crater-sized potholes. After surviving the traumatic experience they decided to channel their creativity. As Luciano puts it, "Our imaginative and diverse application for potholes led us on a relentless quest in search of the perfect pothole. On site we set up our props as required to build the set we desire. The entire shoot takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete."
"Our shooting sessions are evenly divided with each of us taking a turn behind the camera. Camera angles and model placement and direction are discussed and at times improvised on the set, we don’t use Photoshop to create the image or add props. Of course, the menial yet crucial task of watching for traffic is shared by all. Since the POTHOLES series is shoot entirely on location during uninterrupted traffic, vigilance is key." Take a look below!