Artist Turns Annoying Potholes Into Pleasant Street Art
Artist Davide Luciano has managed to turn one of life’s nuisances into creative pieces of street art. He came up with the idea to revamp potholes after one nearly caused him and his wife to get into a car accident. “We started complaining about the amount of potholes in our city and then joked about seeing a woman washing her laundry in a pothole,” Luciano, who’s based in New York, told ABCNews.com. “After imagining a few scenes that could happen in a pothole we looked at each other and knew we had a great idea for a photography series.” The pothole photos, taken in Los Angeles, New York City, Montreal and Toronto, take no more than 10 minutes to shoot in uninterrupted traffic, but the tricky part, Luciano says, is finding the perfect pothole. “I would drive around the city looking for the perfect pothole,” he said. “It had to be right backdrop for the scene. It would take hours to find the ideal location.” And since everyone asks, no, they are not photoshopped, he told ABCNews.com.