Did you know that in the US Alabama State it is forbidden to wear a horn with ice cream in the back pocket of your pants? Why would you want to do this? Yes, who knows, but for this act, you can be held accountable in court.
In a series of pictures “I fought laws,” photographer Olivia Locher creatively jokes about the most absurd laws in force in the United States. Each photo is a deliberate violation of some strange law of the US state.
Some of these laws are simply obsolete historical laws, while others are just stupid. It is difficult to imagine why in California it is forbidden to ride bicycles in swimming pools or why wine should not be served in cups in Kansas.
And the question arises: how many people manage to do sports while driving, that it was necessary to declare it outlawed?
Locher began to research more of these laws and decided to recreate them for a new project. “They were all very visually appealing and I knew I wanted to photograph them.” Her book I Fought the Law (Chronicle Books, £12.99) is a collection of 50 images – one representing each US state. “I Fought the Law is not a place to look for cut-and-dried facts,” says Locher, “but hopefully it can open up people’s minds to larger issues.”