Posts Tagged ‘strangers’

Uncomfortable Photographs of Sunbathers Sleeping Comfortably on a Beach

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For his project “Comfort Zone,” Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern visited a public beach and shot photographs of the people sleeping comfortably on the sandy beach. The images were not staged, and none of the subjects were aware that a photograph was being made.
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Portraits of Random Strangers Dressed Up in Strange Haute Couture Outfits

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Photographer Tom Johnson recently partnered up with stylist Phoebe Haines for a project titled The Thirty Three. The team roamed the streets of London for five days, asking thirty three random strangers to put on haute couture (i.e. “high fashion”) clothing and pose for portraits.
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Using Cigarettes to Connect with Strangers in SF

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I visit San Francisco often to walk the streets with camera in hand, hoping to capture life as it happens. Invariably I am asked for change and/or a cigarette. For the most part I try to be generous, but as a non-smoker I’m not able to oblige. I then wondered what would happen if the situation was reversed: instead of being asked for a cigarette I would offer them to random people from all walks of life.
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‘Self-Portraits with Men’ Series Explores the ‘What-Ifs’ of Life with Different Partners

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Have you ever wondered what you life would be like if you ended up with one of your exes? Or just a random person on the street, somebody whose trajectory in life would have changed your own drastically?

Czech photographer Dita Pepe has, but she took it an step further than most of us when she turned these spousal what-ifs into a series of portraits that take an interesting look at “what might have been” had her family life taken a different direction. Read more…

Strangers: A Bizarre Series of Composite Portraits, Each Made Up of 200 Close-Ups

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Photographer Pelle Cass is fond of composites. The set of so-called ‘single frame time-lapses’ he put together for his Selected People series has gone quite viral.

But his fondness for composite photography doesn’t stop at creating overcrowded scenes, he applied the same approach to taking portraits, creating a bizarre (and perhaps a little unsettling) series of portraits called Strangers in the process. Read more…

BTS: Richard Renaldi Introduces & Poses Complete Strangers on the Streets of NYC

Photographer Richard Renaldi‘s 6-year-long project Touching Strangers has been an incredible success. From viral Internet fame to a full-fledged photo book that exceeded its Kickstarter goal eight times over, there’s something profoundly moving about complete strangers posed together, sometimes quite intimately, on the streets of NYC.

In the video above we get a behind the scenes look at how Renaldi does what he does, and how his subjects, sometimes reticent at first, often wind up feeling at ease and connected to this perfect stranger they didn’t know existed 10 minutes ago. Read more…

8% of British Adults Take Stealthy Photos of Beautiful Strangers, Survey Finds

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Have you ever covertly taken a photo of an attractive stranger when out and about in public? If you have, then you’re no different than 8% of Brits, at least according to a recent survey. Read more…

Portraits of Complete Strangers Touching Each Other

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While photographer Richard Renadli was in the midst of his 2003 project, See America By Bus, where he was photographing groupings of strangers waiting in Greyhound bus stations, he began to think about exploring the idea of expanding on his group portraitures of strangers concept.  “To create spontaneous and fleeting relationships between complete strangers,” as he as stated.
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Can You Figure Out What’s Strange About These Family Portraits?

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Pay a visit to photographer Jamie Diamond‘s website, and you’ll find that one of her projects is a series of family portraits. The images look like standard family portraits: the members are posed in different places and positions, there are older members and younger members; everyone’s dressed nicely, everyone’s smiling.

Look a little closer though, and you might notice that certain things are a bit strange… or should we say “stranger”?
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Photographer Challenges Social Norms by Touching Strangers in New York City

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NYC-based photographer Joy Mckinney has spent most of her life conforming to the norms she believed to be “socially correct.” Her latest series, The Guardian, is about breaking through those norms and her own socially guarded personality in order to interact with strangers on the streets of New York in a real and meaningful way. Read more…