We Don’t Get It: “POTHOLES” Comes to Los Angeles

LA Pothole

PHOTO, above: “Dog Washing on Alfred Street, Los Angeles”

Maybe if we put this out there, someone will explain it to us. These wacky guys find urban potholes and stage wacky photos around them. This apparently leads to book deals and gallery exhibits.

Some purported explanatory text from the press release and their website still doesn’t help us wrap our heads around it:

After great success in Montréal and NYC, photographers Claudia Ficca and Davide Luciano are in Los Angeles this month transforming local potholes into art.

“POTHOLES” is a photography project featuring sixteen rural craters. Taking something typically looked upon as a negative and giving it a positive and humorous spin, the artists staged a series of guerrilla street-level photographs and transformed disruptive craters into objects of fancy.

In the new year, the artists will be city-hopping in search of the biggest and best potholes to shoot in excess of fifty new scenes for their upcoming book and future exhibitions.

Below is a photo of a man eating spaghetti and meatballs from a New York City pothole. We don’t blame you if you don’t click to take a look at it.