The Mistake by the Lake
Chris Mottalini’s The Mistake by the Lake is a photographic record of school bus stop shelters found throughout the greater-Buffalo area, his former hometown. Built by parents, these amateur architectural structures were designed to shelter young ones from the long and frigid winters in the northern regions of New York. Long concerned with the human element found in forgotten and misused architectural spaces, Mottalini has earned acclaim for his on-going photographic series on soon-to-be demolished homes designed by modernist Paul Rudolph. Published in a limited edition of 100, The Mistake by the Lake is a small-scale, yet highly sought treasure of vernacular photography.