Touching Strangers: Understanding Relationships Between Strangers Through Art
Touching Strangers is a series of photographs in which complete strangers are asked to pose together for a photo.
In his ongoing project Touching Strangers, photographer Richard Renaldi groups together two or more people on the street who are strangers to each other and to Renaldi himself, and asks them to pose for a photo in which they touch each other in some manner.
Renaldi says through this project, he aims to introduce an unpredictable variable in the art of portrait making by creating a spontaneous relationship between complete strangers in front of his camera. He adds that the project encourages people to think how we relate physically with each other and that there exists an unlimited potential for us to forge new relationships with everyone passing by the street.