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!