How often do you think about the possibilities of strangers, of two random people coming together and making a moment so magical that it stops you in your tracks?
That’s what a photo exhibit called “Touching Strangers” is doing to Torontonians through the month of May during the annual CONTACT Photography Festival.
American photographer Richard Renaldi has spent years travelling through the US with his large format camera, making portraits of two complete strangers he meets in the streets. Richard poses his subjects as though they were a real couple, and creates some of the most stunning portrait work I’ve ever seen.
It’s this type of work that makes me extremely jealous of some people’s creativity, but it also inspires me to be better and more original in my own life.