Thursday, January 20, 2011

Photographer #209: Richard Renaldi

Richard Renaldi, 1968, USA, is a photographer with a large portfolio of projects and several monographs. He travels across the United States to find his images. In the book Figure and Ground he went from coast to coast. Together these images make a portrait of a population and a country. In his project 49 and 50 he went to the 49th and 50th state, being Alaska and Hawaii. It is a tribute to the character of these secluded places. In his project Touching Strangers, Richard asked complete strangers to pose for a picture with one condition; they have to touch each other in some manner, introducing an unpredictable variable in the traditional portrait. Renaldi uses a large format (8x10") camera. The following images come from 49 and 50, Fall River Boys and Touching Strangers.



BlondeShot Creative said...

I love the "Touching Strangers" project. I saw it a while back and totally forgot about it. Glad you just reminded me!

Elaine Millar said...

There are some amazing photographers in the world. This is not one of them. How do you choose?

Damien said...

I'll have to politely disagree with ElaineM.

Mr. Renaldi's portraits are amazing.