Touching Strangers: Photographs by Richard Renaldi

NYC publisher Aperture seeks crowd-funding support to bring the photo series to print

Photographer Richard Renaldi has been working on his latest project since 2007. In creating the “Touching Strangers” series, Renaldi invites total strangers on the street to pose together—touching—and captures a fleeting moment of intimacy, turning the ostensible discomfort into something wonderfully familiar. Shot with a large format 8×10 view camera, his newer portraits carry the same strength in composition and conceptional boldness that his earlier …

Shot by Kern

Seven years of intimate portraits by photographer Richard Kern

The thin line between fine art and explicit material has been tiptoed by adventurous artists for generations, but few contemporary photographers expose the alluring and complex nature of the naked female form quite as well as NYC-based Richard Kern. A former “girlie” magazine photographer, Kern has made a living as a professional portraitist for the past two decades, during which time his popularity has grown …