Thursday, November 4, 2010

ALICE going to Washington, DC

"Alice and Wonderland" will be exhibited at the FOTO WEEK DC FESTIVAL 2010  November 6-13

From FOTOWEEK's Website:
Inside, outside...
Every hour of the day and night...
On the street, in the galleries and museums...and on-line...
It’s FotoWeek DC, the festival of photography and new media.
And for one week this 
November 6-13, it’s Everywhere!
Over the past three years, FotoWeek DC has skyrocketed as one of the world’s premier photography festivals. Tens of thousands of fans have come to expect the unexpected: colossal photo projections on the walls of the city’s famed architecture...all-night photo experiences...evocative exhibitions of award-winning images...lectures and workshops by internationally renowned photographers.
Innovation. Creativity. Expansion. Transformation! 
That’s the power of photography. 
That’s the point of FotoWeek DC.
And it’s Everywhere You See.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Opening Reception at Agora Gallery NYC

It was a great honor for us to be part of the 2010 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition with fellow artists: Alina Alexandrovna, Evi Apostolou, Peter Baldinger, Roberto Bernardo, Denny Bond, Allen Bryan, Cassie Clements, M. Worrell / D. Mott, Gaspare Di Caro, Ferdinando Di Maso, Horacio Dowbley, Julio Stanly Flores, Jose A. Gallego, Edward Hahn, Eily K Jammy, Nick Kozak, Stephanie Kristofic, Jürgen Lechner, Michael May, Hally McGehean, Víctor Meliá De Alba, Franco Monari, Losan Piatti, Allie Regan, Ruth Schreiber, Yea Jin Song, Peter Strobos, Alec Von Bargen, Sangeun Yu.

Here are some picture of the opening reception which took place August 19th.

Happy to be here!

Selected works

Other artists selected for the exhibition:
Peter Baldinger 

Allie Regan

Eily K Jammy

Stephanie Kristofic

Opening reception:

Friday, August 13, 2010


Claudia Ficca

& Davide Luciano

The 2010 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition

Baywatch Amalfi Drive, Los Angeles
Digital Print on Fine Art Paper, 25" x 17.5"

Thursday, August 19, 2010, 6-8 pm
Exhibition Dates:
August 17, 2010 - September 7, 2010
Gallery Hours:
Tues-Sat 11-6

Claudia Ficca & Davide Luciano are married artistically as much as they are legally. Dexterously moving through cultures and locations, Ficca and Luciano lithely give expression to the utilitarian or ordinary in contemporary life through their photography.  An animated, honest humor tinges the pragmatic realism of Ficca and Luciano’s photographs, which results in a refreshing sense of contented irony. A feeling of community and common understanding exudes from Ficca and Luciano’s photographs, as the pair effortlessly, dynamically exploit their individual aesthetics to one electrifying purpose. Ficca and Luciano live and work in Montreal, Quebec. 

The 2010 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition
Reception: Thursday, August 19, 2010 6-8 PM
Exhibition Dates: 8/17/2010 - 9/7/2010 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

‎"Alice in Wonderland" in "Best of Photography 2010"

We are thrilled to announce that "Alice in Wonderland on 30th Street, NYC" will be published in THE HARDCOVER BOOK BEST OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2010 for:

Photographer's Forum Magazine

Established in 1977, Photographer's Forum Magazine is an award-winning quarterly publication dedicated to quality reproduction of photography in the United States and Canada. Each issue strives to facilitate communication and publication experience among emerging professionals.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Opening Gala Reception Invitation for PaducahPhoto10

 Our Baywatch- Amalfi Drive, Los Angeles was selected to for Paducah's group exhibition taking place in Kentucky. You are invited to attend the opening gala reception June 19th, 2010 at the Yeiser Art Center from 5pm - 7pm. 
You are cordially invited...

PADUCAHPHOTO10: Opening Gala Reception
Please be our guest..A Gala Reception will open Paducah Photo 10, formerly known as the Paducah Summer Festival Photo Contest. Murray State University Photography Professor Michael Johnson has selected 101 photographs by 76 artists to be displayed in this year's exhibition, including photographs from India, Hungary, Italy, France, Canada, United Kingdom, as well as the United States.
Michael Crouse, Director
Yeiser Art Center


JohnHenryCelebrating 35 years
 of photography.
This year, 429 photographers from 18 foreign countries, 42 States, and the District of Columbia submitted a total of 1,190 photographs.

A juror's talk and awards presentation will take place during the Opening Gala Reception. This year's awards include a First place award of $750, Second place award of $500, and a Third place award of $250, as well as two Honorable Mention awards for $100 each.

This exhibition/competition was made possible through the generous support from United States Enrichment Corporation, Quadtech Professional Placement Services, Rene Advertising Specialties, and Paducah Printing/Horizon Media Group.

Located in downtown Paducah, the Yeiser Art Center is a non-profit visual arts organization celebrating more than fifty years of serving the community through exhibitions and education throughout the Tri-State Region.

Yeiser Art Center 
200 Broadway
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
Saturday, June 19, 2010
5pm - 7pm

Yeiser Art Center
200 Broadway
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
Michael G. Crouse, Director

The Yeiser Art Center is open Tuesday - Saturday,
 10:00am to 4:00pm.

It is free and open to the public.
 Yeiser Art Center
Yeiser Art Center - Paducah's Gateway to the Arts since 1957.
Visit our website at

Friday, June 4, 2010

Pictures from the opening reception at Pentimento

Everything came together wonderfully for the opening reception of our show at Pentimento Fine Art Gallery. We had the opportunity to see old friends, make new ones and mingle with strangers. We heard pothole horror stories, got tips on where to find the best in the city and even came up with a new scene for our Euro tour! It was a memorable night.

 The Amazing Pentimento Team: Martin, Michelle and John. Thank you for having us and for the wonderful reception.  

So happy some of the stars made it to the opening!!! Thank you "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Champagne Girls"

Friends and guests mingling and enjoying the show

We would like to send out a special thank you message to all the "Potholes" models. This project would not have been possible without you. THANK YOU

Pentimento Fine Art Gallery
1164 Queen Street East Toronto, On 
The exhibition runs from June 3rd to August 8, 2010 
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Sunday Noon to 6pm 

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Join us in Toronto on June 3rd from 6-9 PM

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Champagne Party Girls

Leave it to Aleksandra, Gigi and Angeline to start a party in a Pothole.  After a five hour drive from Montreal to Toronto we only had a few hours to find a perfect pothole for our  Champagne scene. 
The girls got their hair and makeup done by Domenico&Drea at Novo Spa in Yorkville and got all dolled up with dresses from Brazen Hussy
All we had to do was bring out the Champagne and snap away!
Champagne on Tecumseth Street, Toronto
                                                     ©Claudia Ficca Davide Luciano 2010

Pentimento Fine Art Gallery
1164 Queen Street East Toronto, On 
The exhibition runs from June 3rd to August 8, 2010 
Opening reception: Thursday June 3rd, 6-9pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Sunday Noon to 6pm 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Potholes at Paducah

We are proud to have been selected to participate in the 2010 The Paducah collective exhibit which will take place at The Yeiser Art Center in Kentucky. 

Yeiser Art Center 200 Broadway Street Paducah, KY 42001 . 270.442.2453 

 Opening reception June 19th, critique and awards presentation, 5pm - 7pm

Originating in 1975, The Paducah Summer Festival Photo Competition has grown from a fledgling contest to the region's most prestigious annual photographic event. It is open to all without restrictions on size or content. It provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation and cash rewards for works of exceptional merit.

Each year from the hundreds of works submitted, 60 to 80 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror, with 8 to 10 of them receiving cash awards.

There is an opening reception for the annual show with free food and beverage, a juror's critique and awards presentation. There have been recent winners as young 8 and as old as 80.

(MFA, Northern Illinois University; BS, Eastern Illinois University)

Michael Johnson is a Professor of Art at Murray State University and Director of “Magic Silver”, one of the largest international juried photography exhibitions. Johnson has been teaching photography at MSU for 37 years

Friday, May 7, 2010

Potholes at Pentimento Gallery Toronto in JUNE

We are very happy to announce that we have a solo show at 
Pentimento Fine Art Gallery in Toronto 
from June 3rd to August 8, 2010 . 

1164 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 1L4, Canada
(416) 406-6772

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Please Vote 5 ★★★★★ for Potholes

ArtistWanted.Org  "is a collaborative project between several New York City artists and creative organizations working to build new lasting opportunities for emerging talent".

 This year Potholes is part of the competition and needs your  5 ★★★★★ vote for a chance to win the people's choice award. 

Click Here to vote 5 ★★★★★  and THANK YOU for your continued support

Q: How do I vote?A: At the bottom the the portfolio, there are 5 stars.  Click on the appropriate star (5 stars being the best) and your vote will be submitted.  You may only vote once every 24 hours. 
Q: What is the People's Choice Award?A: The public will cast their vote and the highest rated portfolio will receive $2,000 in cash, an art-star gallery event in New York City and airfare and shipping to and from New York City for the event.  The People's Choice Award is given to whomever has garnered the most votes with the highest star rating.  
Q: When is the decision made? A: The winner will be announced in July 2010.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Potholes in Germany

We are planning to continue our work in different cities around the world to eventually publish our book "Potholes Around The World".  Germany is definitely a country where we would love to shoot some new Pothole scenes.
 Bis bald Deutschland!!!! 

Potholes featured in Sonntag Aktuel 

Monday, April 5, 2010


Our work is features in the 020 issue of  Australia's KURV Magazine "an internationally acclaimed high-quality gloss, men’s and women’s fashion, arts, beauty and culture magazine, wrapped up in cutting edge graphic design and typography".


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Potholes at Agora Gallery NYC

We are thrilled to announce that our work was selected to participate in the collective exhibition at Agora Gallery. The 2010 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition will be held August 17, 2010 - September 7, 2010, with an opening reception on Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 6 - 8 pm.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Alice in Potholeland

Our latest photo is Alice in Wonderland on 30th Street, New York City.  The idea came naturally to use a pothole as Alice’s portal to wonderland after being inspired by Tim Burton's unique 3D rendition of the Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic. 

We were nervous to shoot in the streets of Manhattan because of the overwhelming traffic but took comfort in the fact that we only had one prop in the scene; the white rabbit. We took turns shooting and redirecting traffic while our Alice made heads turn as she ran after the white rabbit.

Friday, February 12, 2010

MyPotholes Show Opening NYC

MyPotholes NYC opening reception at the SOHO PHOTO gallery was great!

Seeing people's reactions to our work was wonderful, mostly smiles and laughter.

Some guests were astonished to hear that we do not photoshop the props into the scenes, but that everything is actually set in and around the pothole.

After the show we took the party over to Keste , for delicious pizza & vino with family and friends.
(see pics below)

**We would like to thank the gallery members for such a warm welcome and a special thanks to Paul for his help and kindness.

Us with Paul, one of the gallery members. 

Pizza party after the show

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Baywatch on Amalfi, Los Angeles

For the Baywatch scene, we found the perfect potholes on Amalfi crescent in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. We loved this location because the deep pothole located in the middle of the road was ideal for the look we had in mind.  The next morning we set up while our model Ania slipped into the classic red one piece.  Cyclists, passerby's and drivers slowed down and laughed at the sight of a lifeguard running toward the drowning victim.

Baywatch on Amalfi Cr. Los Angeles © Claudia Ficca Davide Luciano

Thursday, January 28, 2010

This morning we shot the last shot of our Los Angeles pothole series and it was AMAZING !!! Everything worked as planned and Ania, our model, was incredible!!! She totally got into character and was a pleasure to work with. We now have the challenge of choosing only ONE picture from the lot!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Props in our POTHOLES

Props are an essential component to most of our POTHOLES scenes, which is why we visited a very cool prop house today for our upcoming shot. The aisles were filled with items ranging from vintage microphones to European antiques from different eras and countries. 
Here a a few pictures from our visit:

                 Scary serrated  leg                             

Stay tunes for our next POTHOLE pic!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Potholes Wins IMAGE BATTLE!!!!!

We are very happy to announce that we made the top 3 of the IMAGE BATTLE for MAP (Make Art Public) with both our images:

 The Diver on Musset

 and Laundry on St-Urbain

Thank you for voting!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Image Battle for MAP (Make Art Public)

Only 5 days left to vote for our pictures in the Image Battle for MAP (Make Art Public)
Please take a moment to vote for both our photos!
Just follow the link below and vote for Claudia & Davide.
It takes 3 seconds, just "click", "click", "vote"
Thank you!!!!!!

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