I first heard about Richard Renaldi’s photography project several years ago when I saw it featured on CBS News, and thought it was such a brilliant, fun idea to capture the human connection. Since 2007, with his large format 8-by-10-inch view camera in tow, Richard has been going up to complete strangers and asking them to get closer than comfort. For a few short moments those people who had never seen eachother before interact as two strangers typically do not do. Their expressions are priceless.
And now through June 27, ArtWorks Cincinnati has brought Richard here to do a Cincinnati version of Touching Strangers. So, if you get approached by a man and a camera, you just may be about to get to know someone new on a whole new level.
I can’t wait to see what Richard finds here!