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IN Photography ON 16 Mar, 2016
New York Photographer Richard Renaldi came up with a concept of clicking pictures of strangers that he come across while strolling the city. His 6-year-long project 'Touching Strangers' has been a complete hit. From viral internet fame to a full-fledged photo book, he has exceeded it's Kickstarter goal almost eight times over. But isn't there something intuitively moving about strangers posing together, especially on the streets of NYC?
These photographs show the subject of 'intimacy', an action that is new to the society for it consists of posing intimately with strangers. These images that have captured intimacy gives a strange newness of familiarity and show how the awkwardness can be eradicated with a simple touch.
He wanted to encourage people to break off their traditional beliefs of who they are and pose with complete strangers.
It's good to see someone bringing out a change in the way people could accept differences and embrace them with open arms.