“I Fought The Law”: Photographer Translates Bizarre Laws To Film

While the law is often equated with all things rational, every state has a couple laws on the books that belie just about any sort of logic. Photographer Olivia Locher has taken advantage of these odd pieces of legislation, imagining through film what criminals and illegal acts would look like if these laws were actually enforced. More of Locher’s work can be found on her website.

I Fought The Law Undressing

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Miss Perfect Posture, 1956

Miss Perfect Posture 1956

Good posture has long been associated with confidence, power and physical beauty. In the mid 20th century, most interest in posture remained on the latter. The entrants in “Miss Perfect Posture” were to stand on a pair of scales, with one foot on each, which would register her weight. If both scales showed the same weight, that meant that the woman had correct standing posture. This, along with the entrants’ beauty and X-rays (we’re wondering how radiation exposure might affect posture), was considered in choosing the Miss Perfect Posture winners.

What We Love This Week, Volume XCIV

Wildlife Photos Mouse

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This Year’s Winners Of The London Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Contest

Wildlife Photos Fungi

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42,000 entries later, the London Natural History Museum has announced the winners of its Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards, and as usual, the selections are simply stunning. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the competition, where winners are selected from a number of categories that range from black and white photography to mammals to plants and fungi. The museum received entries from nearly 100 countries, only highlighting the idea that nature’s intrinsic beauty is one of the few “universals” coursing through humankind. Be sure to check out the display on Demilked for more winners.

Wildlife Photos Birds

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Highlights From The World Beard And Moustache Championships

Overall Winner World Beard and Moustache Championships

Overall winner at the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. Source: Daily Mail

More than 300 men with sculpted beards and lengthy mustaches attended the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships, which took place in Portland, Oregon this past Saturday. Representing nine countries, the men competed in 18 beard and mustache categories, ranging from freestyle to best full groomed beard. Blowing away the competition with his mane of dark, coarse facial hair, contestant Madison Rowley (seen above) earned the title of overall winner.

Forget No Shave November—we promise that the facial hair from the World Beard and Moustache Championships is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
 

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Beard and Mustache Awards

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Psychedelic Facial Hair

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Awesome Sideburns World Beard and Moustache Championships

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Cheeto Beard at World Beard and Moustache Championships

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Beards from World Beard and Mustache Championships

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Zoolander-Inspired Facial Hair

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Bizarre Beard

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Pirate Facial Hair

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Cheeto Beard

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Long Beard at World Beard and Moustache Championships

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Fancy Beard

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Bizarre Moustache

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Bizarre Beard at Mustache Championships

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Behind the Scenes Beard and Moustache Championships

A bearded female fortune teller entertains contestants. Source: Yahoo News

Overall Winner World Beard and Moustache Championships

Overall winner at the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. Source: Daily Mail

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