2014 Emerging Photography Awards Contender: Olivia Locher

Originally from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Manhattan-based photographer Olivia Locher makes work that's "grounded in dreamlands and consciousness."

"In Ohio it’s illegal to disrobe in front of a man's portrait." Photo © Olivia Locher.

Locher says of her series, I Fought the Law: "After doing initial project research I quickly discovered that there wasn’t a shortage of interesting laws. A light bulb went off and I knew it would be a great photography project with a hint of sarcasm. Using early Pop Art as inspiration, I intend to defy rules and regulations across all the remaining US states."

"In Alabama it is illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times." Photo © Olivia Locher.

Each week, Feature Shoot editors showcase the work of two photographers who have applied to the Emerging Photography Awards in order to highlight the diverse array of applications we receive. This is not an endorsement of the photographer for the award.

All images © Olivia Locher