Strangers Appear As Loving Family In Moving Photo Project
Professional photographer, Richard Rinaldi decided to push the envelope of awkwardness/awesomeness by grouping complete strangers together at random for a photo shoot.
Despite not knowing one another, the models became surprisingly comfortable after an initial few minutes of bizarre tension. Under Renaldi's direction, they loosen up and rest on one another's shoulders as if they're life-long friends or family. The pictures themselves have the air of candid family portraits--minimal posing, with just the right amount of camera-awareness within the subjects.
The people that Renaldi brings together look like families that were forged by circumstance rather than blood. Different skin colors, hugely varying heights and world weary facial expressions tell a fictional tales of people who found unlikely brothers and sisters in the souls they happened upon as a matter of fate.
See the complete collection for Touching Strangers, on Renaldi's website.