Touching Strangers.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Many thanks to Cool Hunting for introducing me to Touching Strangers, a series of photographs by Richard Renaldi that explores the "spontaneous and fleeting" relationships between people on the street who have never met (an idea that resonates particularly powerfully for me after writing this). For each shot, Renaldi asks his subjects to touch, creating "ephemeral relationships that exist only for the moment of the photograph."


After seven years of work on Touching Strangers, a Kickstarter campaign has been set up by Aperture Foundation to put together a special-edition book of the series. Says Chris Boot of Aperture, "We think these great photographs have something positive to say about human connection...about a diverse society in which people have been taught not to touch other but in which we can and do transcend the boundaries set around us. In seeking support to make the book possible, we want to ask you - strangers - to help us."

Read more and lend your support, here. Happy Wednesday!

13 comments:

Katie said...

I love this.

Debs said...

I'm not sure why but this has moved me to tears.

Debs said...

I am not sure why but this post has moved me to tears.

paw said...

I mighty like.

sherry said...

What an inspirational series! Great photos.

Luke said...

These are so great. Very touching.

Shoko said...

Be sure to check out the rest - they're amazing!

Kathy said...

Every time I am on the bus or metro and a stranger sits a little too close, I instinctively move away, and not always because they need more room. This is so thought-provoking; thank you for sharing!

tara said...

Oh wow, these are so cool! How fun. I want to be in one! :)

Shoko said...

Kathy, I know exactly what you mean. This really makes you think.

vanessa joie said...

this is so beautiful and fascinating.

max said...

this is awesome.

Olithée said...

Loving your blog
Great source of inspiration

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