Local photographer turns potholes into art

Local photographer turns potholes into art

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Potholes are an annoyance Minnesotans face every summer.

But one Mankato photographer is turning the nuisance into art.

Photographer Shawn Weigel is the mastermind behind the Mankato Summer Pothole Series, a photo collection that’s been shared more than 1,500 times on Facebook.

Weigel says he took one pothole photo as a joke outside Burger King on Riverfront Drive, and after receiving a lot of positive feedback, decided to turn the photo into a series.

He says he has a new series in the works, which will debut on July 31, and will also be centered around Mankato businesses. But before then, he says to expect a few more pothole shots.

If you’d like to see more of Weigel’s work, visit his Facebook page or website.

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