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This Artist Asked Strangers To Pose Intimate And The Result Is Amazing

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. 

 

This Artist Asked Strangers To Pose Intimate And The Result Is Amazing

This Artist Asked Strangers To Pose Intimate And The Result Is Amazing

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Embracing while traveling in public transport. What is it all about?

Embracing while traveling in public transport. What is it all about?

The photographer titled the project 'Touching Strangers'.

The photographer titled the project 'Touching Strangers'.

Renaldi started this project in 2007.

Renaldi started this project in 2007.

His aim was quite simple.

His aim was quite simple.

He wanted to encourage people to break off their traditional beliefs of who they are and pose with complete strangers.

At the very first time, some felt awkward posing while the others were completely straight.

At the very first time, some felt awkward posing while the others were completely straight.

I mean, you won't believe this couple striking a pose so adorable are complete strangers.

I mean, you won't believe this couple striking a pose so adorable are complete strangers.

They both might be wearing a suit and a tie but that is all they know about each other.

They both might be wearing a suit and a tie but that is all they know about each other.

Renaldi aims to push people out of their comfort zones.

Renaldi aims to push people out of their comfort zones.

The artist mentioned that at times it was very difficult to make two strangers agree to pose intimate.

The artist mentioned that at times it was very difficult to make two strangers agree to pose intimate.

I guess these photographs are unique indeed.

I guess these photographs are unique indeed.

It's good to see someone bringing out a change in the way people could accept differences and embrace them with open arms.

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