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    (Pot)hole wide world

    Photographers Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca gather friends and family to model in this unique photo series that puts a humorous spin on an everyday municipal frustration: potholes.

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    Hole wide world -

    Husband and wife duo Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca began their "Potholes" project in 2009 after driving over an unkempt road in their hometown of Montreal. The two continued to photograph potholes in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto, providing a creative perspective to a frustrating everyday problem.

    Alice in Wonderland
    This image, of Alice chasing the White Rabbit down to Wonderland, is Davide's personal favorite.
    Davide Luciano, Claudia Ficca
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    Baptism at Chemin de la Foret -

    A priest performs a baptism with leftover rain water outside of the Chemin de la Foret Cemetery in Montreal.
    Davide Luciano, Claudia Ficca
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    Baywatch on Almafi Dr. -

    A Pamela Anderson look-alike rushes to the rescue as someone "drowns" in a Los Angeles pothole. (Maybe we should introduce Davide and Claudia to Matt Lauer and have him bust out his red swimsuit.)
    Davide Luciano, Claudia Ficca
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    Beer & BBQ on Rue Waverly -

    It's a block party for two on Montreal's Rue Waverly! And what better way to keep your beers chilled than in a cooler built right into the ground?
    Davide Luciano, Claudia Ficca
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    Bubble Bath on Rue de St-Firmin -

    Splish splash: A little boy playfully prepares for his bubble bath at an intersection in Montreal.
    Davide Luciano, Claudia Ficca
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    Spaghetti & Meatballs on Greenwich Street -

    A man enjoys his meal as he dines streetside in Manhattan. (He better make it to go before that taxi gets any closer.)
    Davide Luciano, Claudia Ficca
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    Diver on Ave. Musset -

    A swimmer gets ready to take the plunge in a questionably shallow pool in Montreal.
    Davide Luciano, Claudia Ficca
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    Dog Wash on Alfred Street -

    Pooches in puddles: Pets and their owners line up for a makeshift dog wash in Los Angeles.
    Davide Luciano, Claudia Ficca
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    Champagne on Tecumseh Street -

    Three women enjoy bottles of champagne on ice and fresh strawberries in Toronto.
    Davide Luciano, Claudia Ficca
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    Doughnuts on Rue Belanger -

    Get 'em while they're hot! A baker gives his fresh treats the finishing touch with a shake of powdered sugar on Rue Belanger in Montreal.
    Davide Luciano, Claudia Ficca
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    Gardener on Cote du Vesinet -

    A woman tends to her flower garden on a warm day in Montreal. This definitely gives us a new perspective on urban agriculture.
    Davide Luciano, Claudia Ficca
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    Pedicare on Rue Queen -

    DIY nail salon: Two women pamper each other with pedicures.
    Davide Luciano, Claudia Ficca
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    Fisherman on Henri-Julien -

    A fisherman reels in his catch of the day at a secluded water hole in Montreal. Something seems fishy here....
    Davide Luciano, Claudia Ficca
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    Scuba Diver on Ave. Beaconsfield -

    A man surveys his pothole as he prepares to go scuba diving. Maybe it's deeper than it looks?
    Davide Luciano, Claudia Ficca
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    Laundry on Rue Saint-Urbain -

    A woman looks up from doing her laundry on Rue Saint-Urbain in Montreal.
    Davide Luciano, Claudia Ficca
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    Walk of Fame on New Hampshire -

    Almost famous: A pseudo-celebrity makes his mark on New Hampshire Avenue in Los Angeles.
    Davide Luciano, Claudia Ficca
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    Winemaking on Rue Saint-Zotique -

    I wonder if grape-stomping in potholes gives wine a more gritty, natural flavor?
    Davide Luciano, Claudia Ficca
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    Santa Claus on Tremaine Street -

    Santa Claus is coming to town! The jolly old man dips his gingerbread cookies in a pothole of milk.
    Davide Luciano, Claudia Ficca