Tim, Victoria and Derek, 2008
Photographer Richard Renaldi has a wonderful series titled Touching Strangers, in which he not only convinced complete strangers to pose together, but also to touch one another. I found it interesting how some of the people appear as if they are not strangers at all, and how others seem a little bit reluctant and create obvious boundaries.
Charles and Manuel, 2007
Conscientious: A Conversation with Richard Renaldi about 'Touching Strangers'
Julie and Xavier, 2007
Renaldi: In thinking more about how I would approach the project, I decided I wanted the images to explore how notions of trust, love, social conventions, and taboos are expressed through body language. After that it was really just getting up the courage to actually go out and do it.