Clever Photos Mock Some of the Most Ridiculous Laws in the U.S.

Olivia LocherIn Texas it is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.

Graduating just this year with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, photographer Olivia Locher has already made a name for herself with her masterful use of color and playful sensibilities. In her ongoing series I Fought The Law, Locher turns unusual still-existing laws in the United States into quirky, absurdist photographs full of candy-colored grit and humor. The flagrant disobedience of these bizarre laws make the series even more good fun and we’re happy to report that Locher intends to defy rules and regulations across all 50 states.

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

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

Olivia LocherIn Connecticut pickles must bounce to officially be considered pickles.

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

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

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

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

This post was contributed by photographer and Feature Shoot Editorial Assistant Jenna Garrett.

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  • Tiffany

    wrong kind of cheese! [seriously, do your research]

  • Billy


    What’s with the “legal” pie? Supposed to be BREAKING the law.

  • CalmYourTits

    Tiffany, Swiss stands out as an obvious cheese. This wasn’t meant to be politically correct as humorous towards silly laws.

  • mmarsattacks

    Tiffany – The shots are of the laws being broken so the wrong cheese is appropriate.

    Billy – It’s the wrong kind of cheese, hence illegal.

  • Kolen Glasscock

    People, are you going to write something negative every time you get online. Does it fricken matter if she got the wrong message, cheese or whathave you. Just read the fracken article and go on with you life(or lack thereof!).

  • Angela

    What?? I grew up in Texas and I have never heard of this so-called “no unusual haircuts” law. What is your source on that one?

  • Jaco

    Angela, just because you have not heard of this law, doesn’t mean it doesn’t not exists. You do the research . 🙂

  • Well now I’m curious if any pickles actually bounce!

    **runs off to the supermarket**

  • Patty

    Olivia: Verify your claims or your entire project won’t be taken seriously. And don’t rely on the web.

  • detsea

    go home patty. seriouslar

  • detsea

    i did my research and it told me you have a stick up your cheese hole

  • detsea

    kolen, apparently by these peoples’ rules, artwork must be approved by law in order for it to stand as legitimate artwork. i wonder how many of them like bansky? ooooo sorry… according to them i guess he wouldn’t be a real artist because he’s producing artwork in an illegal medium

  • detsea

    angela knows all

  • detsea

    everyone is commenting on the stupid pie… but i’m most curious about the kid in texas. that’s one cool bowie look alike

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