One of my favorite portrait projects from the last few years is mentioned today on the NYTimes Blog. It’s Richard Renaldi’s “Touching Strangers.” He shoots portraits on the streets of New York with an 8x10 film camera and is able to convince strangers to embrace, hold hands, even kiss. It’s beautifully executed and very much a study in contrasts.
I’m sure the big view camera helps convince people of his seriousness, but still, Richard must be a very smooth operator. Link here: