Richard Renaldi - Touching Strangers

Richard Renaldi – Touching Strangers

“When my friend Richard Renaldi showed me the first images from the new series Touching Strangers I was just amazed. Asking two complete strangers to not only pose with each other, but to also touch each other while doing that… And this in a culture whose discomfort with touching someone you don’t know, or touching something that someone else might have touched still baffles me, even after having spent almost ten years in it! I remember I asked Richard how he actually did that. How do you ask complete strangers to pose with and touch each other? How do you do that in New York City of all places? And when I saw more of the series, months later, I thought this was something for the blog. As it turned out, the November 2008 issue of Fraction Magazine was going to showcase Touching Strangers, and the idea was hatched to combine a conversation with that feature.”(read more…)

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