As another long winter creaks to an end, the melting snow and ice on the roads reveal the year's inevitable new crop of potholes. Living in a climate with as many extremes as Toronto's, and with most city streets in pretty abysmal shape to begin with, there seems to be no way to avoid those treacherous, tire-mangling, axle-cracking jerks. After years of frustration, Montreal/New-York-based photographers Claudia Ficca and Davide Luciano decided to work out their frustrations creatively: in 2011 they started Mypotholes.com, a project that takes the potholes life gives out and turns them into crater-ade.
When Ficca and Luciano find a suitable pothole, they set up a scene and shoot imaginative, absurd photos that may not fix your blown inner tube but will at least help you laugh at the city's crumbling infrastructure (okay, a little). So far, the Pothole Project features the pitted streets of Montreal, Toronto (the photo above was taken on Tecumseth Street), New York and Los Angeles, with more cities to come . It's not like they're likely to ever to ever run out of subject matter.
Davida Luciano's Personal Website [Davide Luciano]
How To Make a Pothole Claim [City of Toronto]