Urban Interventions: Creating Colorful Scenes From Forgotten Potholes Urban Interventions: Creating Colorful Scenes From Forgotten Potholes
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Urban Interventions: Creating Colorful Scenes From Forgotten Potholes

by Davide Luciano

February 3, 2013


Shooting in New York City was the most difficult, with the amount of traffic and narrow streets being the biggest challenges. Pre-production was key when shooting the scenes. Everything had to be carefully planned and discussed before we arrived on location because all the shots are done during uninterrupted traffic, so it takes no more than 10 minutes from start to finish. We would set up all the props, the model and shoot. Some props were easier to work with then others, for example the arm in the Baywatch scene is a severed arm prop which was balanced with the help of small rocks inside the pothole. It kept falling from side to side as we shot. Eventually it stayed in place long enough for us to get the shot. I want the audience to enjoy this series and laugh, hopefully seeing potholes in a different light. I would love to continue the series in Europe, with the goal being to get a book published.




Davide Luciano is a conceptual and fine-art photographer and filmmaker from Montréal, currently living and working in NYC. His work has been widely exhibited across Canada and the United States. He has won numerous awards, including an award of excellence from Megan Fontanella, curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

 
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Urban Interventions: Creating Colorful Scenes From Forgotten Potholes