Photographers Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca have turned potholes into funny and whimsical scenes in their ongoing series.
In 2009, the two, who are married, were driving the streets of Montreal when they hit a pothole and ended up paying $800 to fix their car, Ficca said in an interview with USA TODAY Network.
"We thought, 'Wouldn't it be funny to see something happening with a pothole?'" she said.
Their first photo for the series "Potholes" was a woman washing her laundry. The couple started traveling to different cities to photograph more scenes.
"The pothole is a universal problem," Ficca said.
The images used in the photos — like a stuffed rabbit and a prosthetic hand — are props, and none of the photographs are Photoshopped, Ficca said.
The series "transforms the bad into the good creating a tongue-in-check collection that is at once contextual and surreal," according to the photographers' website.
The photos have been exhibited in museums and can be viewed on the same site.
The couple, who now lives in New York City, plans to shoot more pothole scenes in Europe, Ficca said.
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