The mistake by the lake • Chris Mottalini

The Mistake by the Lake is a photographic record of the assortment
of school bus stop shelters scattered across the greater-Buffalo,
New York landscape. Local parents build these structures in order to protect
their children from the notoriously brutal Buffalo winters. Though the shelters
are created for a specific need, over time that need diminishes
and these curious examples of amateur architecture are left to blend
into their surroundings. They remain as reminders of ingenuity
and past necessity.

The heart of this project is the documentation of the architectural
products of human concern and emotion, with the classic American
city of Buffalo as the protagonist.

Chris Mottalini (b. 1978) grew up in Buffalo and now lives in Brooklyn.
His photographs have been widely published and exhibited.

Published by Lozen up
Design by Julien Hourcade & Pierre Hourquet
40 pages
10 x 15 cm
Edition of 100
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