Photographs By Olivia Locher Mock Bizarre Laws In The United States

Posted on November 15, 2013 by Sara Barnes

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In Texas it is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.


In Alabama it’s illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times.


In California nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.

photos of bouncing pickles

In Connecticut pickles must bounce to officially be considered pickles.

In Texas, it is illegal for a child to have an unusual haircut. In Alabama, you can’t carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time. You can forget about riding your bicycle in a swimming pool if you’re in California. Yes, that is illegal, too! All states have weird and obscure laws that don’t make any practical sense. But, we love to laugh about them, and photographer Olivia Locher has taken this one step further. Her series, I Fought the Law, depicts some of these absurd laws in some equally absurd photographs.

Locher has some great source material to work with and does it justice. Formally, her photographs are beautiful. They are colorful, well-lit with engaging compositions. Even something as mundane as pickles is made interesting. While some images are just simply nice to look at, others are more narrative, like the man biking in the swimming pool. I’m also curious at the potential story behind the several dildos places among fine China.

The eight photographs of I Fought the Law has whet my appetite for more. I’m happy to know that Locher intends to disobey the laws of all 50 states and continue this series. I’m looking forward to seeing what my state, Maryland, has come up with! (Via Feature Shoot)

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n Hawaii coins are not allowed to be placed in one’s ears.

cheese photo

In Wisconsin it is illegal to serve apple pie in public restaurants without cheese.

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In Delaware it is illegal to wear pants that are “form-fitting” around the waist.

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In Arizona you may not have more than two dildos in a house.

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