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I Fought the Law!

Olivia Locher

Perhaps every country has at least a couple of them. Weird, strange or just plain stupid laws. Photographer Olivia Locher looked at the USA and found more than a couple of strange laws. The series’ called I Fought the Law. Above: In Alabama it is illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times. At all times? Perhaps a book can be written on how these laws came about. But before that just scroll down and enjoy the weirdness of the land of the free.

The complete series can be found on Olivia’s website: oliviaocher.com.
Do you know any of your countries weird, strange or just plain stupid laws? Leave them in the comments.

 

Olivia Locher

In Utah no one may walk down the street carrying a paper bag containing a violin. 

 

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

 

Olivia Locher

In Maine it’s unlawful to tickle women under the chin with a feather duster. 

 

Olivia Locher

In Kansas it’s illegal to serve wine in teacups. 

 

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In Tennessee hollow logs may not be sold.

 

Olivia Locher

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

 

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

 

Olivia Locher

In Rhode Island it is illegal to wear transparent clothing.

 

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

 

Olivia Locher

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

 

Olivia Locher

In Oregon one may not test their physical endurance while driving a car on a highway. 

Olivia Locher

In Hawaii coins are not allowed to be placed in ones ears. 

 

Olivia Locher

In Ohio it’s illegal to disrobe in front of a mans portrait. 

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Absurd Structures by Filip Dujardin

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If you still think photography has something to do with depicting reality, you really should look at Filip Dujardin’s project (Dis)location. In this series he explores the concept of absurd structures. We all know that models in magazines are manipulated to become more suiting and perfect. Well Filip manages to become an architect who is not bothered by laws, both building as physics. Perhaps he got bored photographing buildings which seem too normal, being an architectural photographer.

In the series he used photographs of buildings in Deauville, France and Guimaraes, Portugal. These photo manipulations are almost an homage to surrealism. And have a strong link to certain types of architecture. The color and softness in the photographs makes that surreal feeling even stronger. This could well have been buildings designed by Disney’s Pixar.

Filip Dujardin’s website: www.filipdujardin.be

EDIT: The main picture and the first and third ones below the article are not from (dis)location but from his previous series, Fictions. You can find more information on Highlight Gallery’s page http://highlightgallery.com/ex… The exhibition will be on until March 29 at Highlight in San Francisco.

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Today is a memorable day for me: Article number 100!

What started as a passion project, to share my passion of photography, has developed into a blog with many visitors. Just shy of 20.000. And from all around the world. I’d like to thank all you photography enthusiasts for coming to PforPHOTO!

I started this blog to see how it would turn out. And seeing that many others are intereseted in the art of photography I am planning to keep on going. I would also like to use this moment to ask for your input. If anyone has anything that they would like to see on PforPHOTO please let me know! I’m also looking for guest bloggers to create posts for PforPHOTO. So if you have a keen eye for wonderful photography and know how to write about it, please let me know. You can email me or just leave a comment.

Again thank you and I hope to see you again on PforPHOTO! :)

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All Different Shades of Mankind

The color of the skin has been, and unfortunately still is, a reason to discriminate. Somehow we human beings have to label people for our own comfort. And the first impression of someone is one of the mayor influences in this labeling process. But how many colors are there? If you say a person is black, brown, white, yellow, red or something in between, what do you really mean? We only have a few words to define so many colors.

Brazilian artist Angelica Dass started a project called Humanæ. She strives to record and catalog all possible skin tones. By using the PANTONE® color scheme. Visit her website and look if your skin can find a matching PANTONE®  code. A wonderful project showing us that there isn’t just one black, white, or whatever.

Angelica Dass’ website: humanae.tumblr.com

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