“Touching Strangers”

Richard Renaldi is a photographer who is currently working on a project in New York called “Touching Strangers”. He sets up his massive large format camera on a street in the city and plucks two or three complete strangers out of the crowd. But the final photographs don’t portray strangers. Renaldi is able to craft an image that looks as if the people in the photo have known each other for years. Renaldi’s goal is to get people to drop their barriers, at least for a few moments.