Dennis Hopper used real gang members and cops as extras in the film, “Colors.” A type of social experiment as an artist and activist. Hopper was a native to Venice, living in the midst of heightened gang culture and territorial graffiti tags. From the gang and graffiti expression on the wall and the streets, Venice also birthed a mecca for street art, murals, and creatives to reside and slowly gentrify the gang-torn beach front property.
Living and dying on the streets of California. Rap lyrics depicting the lifestyle of young black men entrenched in gang culture.
The New York based photographer Olivia Locher documents some of the weirdest and completely ridiculous laws still in effect throughout the United States. The project is called “I Fought The Law” and presents an ongoing photographic journal of these bizarre laws. Read on for a good laugh…
All photos courtesy of Olivia Locher