by Maria Niarchos in New Photography on Wednesday 20 November 2013

School of Visual Arts graduate Olivia Locher has literally just stepped out from behind the books into the real world and already made a name for herself with her masterful use of playful sensibilities. In her ongoing photographic series, I Fought The Law, Locher turns the unusual, still-existing laws in the United States into quirky photos full of candy-coloured humour, making rebellion against these weird regulations even more tempting. Glad to report that I’ve heard Locher intends to defy rules and regulations across all 50 states.

UPDATE: We had an exclusive interview with Olivia Locher, here’s an excerpt.

Have you ever actually tried breaking one of these ridiculous laws in the state they’re in?
I actually haven’t broken any yet! I shot all of the existing images in New York City and Pennsylvania and haven’t made an image for either state yet-although, when I’m traveling in the future, I may test my luck.

By the age of 22, you’ve already done so many projects. Where does all your creative energy come from?
Making photographs is something that feels very natural to me, it has been the best way to express my ideas. All of my individual images start from a single idea and once I have it I let it dictate everything. To find the best ideas you have to go deep within yourself. To do this I practice transcendental meditation twice a day, every day, and by doing so I believe it keeps the ideas coming.

Click here for the full interview.

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