24.08.10 by Jeff

Richard Renaldi

“Touching Strangers” is a brilliant on-going photo series by Richard Renaldi. Complete strangers are asked to pose together with the stipulation that they must touch each other in some manner.

Touching Strangers photo series by Richard Renaldi

Touching Strangers photo series by Richard Renaldi

Touching Strangers photo series by Richard Renaldi

Touching Strangers photo series by Richard Renaldi

Touching Strangers photo series by Richard Renaldi

Touching Strangers photo series by Richard Renaldi

Touching Strangers photo series by Richard Renaldi













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • This is comedy, such a good concept.

  • haha, really good work!

  • Spoony

    The hand on #3, and the fist on #4…the faces of the people on all of them. amazing pictures!

  • Bolla

    This is classic. Sick skirt third photo down &all photos look natural.

  • Shea Kennedy

    You can just see the tension in each persons face, very funny. Great Concept.

  • Vanessa

    Lovely!
    Awkward… but intimate at the same time…

  • third one is great, but the first one is most definitely my favorite.

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  • The first one and the last two are my faves!
    Soooo rad!

  • Janette

    I agree with Shea, it just shows how much we are afraid of unknown people or people who we know but we do not love… I loved this!

  • I love it. Such a fantastic concept.

  • this is great! i want to see more. . .fourth one down is my favorite!

  • Emily Gage

    I love how in the last photo, the two people are in total contrast

  • Rot-eye the magnificient

    sucha good idea, its weird how comfortable some of the strangers look posing with each other.

  • Loooooove this!

  • Awesome proyect, the third photograph speak for it self!Work with a lot of meaning..

  • Wow. Now that’s inspirational. Weirdly, the ones where there’s an arm flung around the back but without the hand touching the shoulder are the ones I feel most awkward looking at, but at the same time the ones that make me look and laugh.

  • Rob

    miranda july & harrell fletcher did something similar in Learning To Love You More:

    http://learningtoloveyoumore.com/reports/30/30.php
    http://learningtoloveyoumore.com/reports/20/20.php

    the tasks were for amateurs though. these photographs are beautiful!

  • gez

    i would love to touch the photographer

  • Is it just me, or do most of these people just look hella awkward. :) I do like the picture at the top, because they look the least akward.

  • lapetitefaon

    wow! I just love it! And I like the awkwardness, its really honest. Refreshing.

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  • VERY interesting experiment. Love the pictures. You can see how some people are fairly comfortable around strangers and others are completely tensed up.

  • bora

    love it, so meaningful, touch to other, touch to other’s mind for understanding to eachother, then we can be the one world…

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  • JCD

    Great concept! Very thought provoking work. Even the viewer feels a bit awkward at first, can’t wait to see what comes next.

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  • this is genioust idea. respect!

    http://www.mazej.net:/galerija/





21.07.17 by Jeff

The Booooooom Creative Job Board

Booooooom art design jobs

If you’re a creative looking for work, or a company looking to hire, we are excited to announce our very own creative job board: Booooooom Jobs. Graphic design jobs, curatorial positions in galleries, freelance animation gigs, a wide variety of opportunities to work in a creative field!

A couple of examples: Our friends at Society6 are looking for a Creative Director, and Skillshare have posted openings for both a Content Producer and Senior Product Designer.

To start, we’re focusing on three cities (New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver) and will also be posting remote jobs (for those of you who prefer to work from home). All job postings are free for the rest of the month if you use the PROMO CODE: ‘friends’.

Check it out: jobs.booooooom.com

20.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Till Rabus

A selection of recent work by artist Till Rabus from Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Click here for previous posts. See more images below.

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20.07.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Esther Sarto

A selection of paintings from “Sleepless” by artist Esther Sarto, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her show opens on Saturday at Talon Gallery (Portland). More images below.

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20.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Samuel Rodriguez

Recent work by artist Sam Rodriguez from San José, California (previously featured here). More images below!

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19.07.17 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Angeles Peña

“Aguas de Montaña” is a journey into The Andean Patagonia, a desolate territory where photographer Angeles Peña lived all of her childhood.

She says, “In a world that spins faster and faster I feel an enormous necessity to focus on the details and the beauty of what still remains. I find myself with a nature that sustains itself but can fall at any moment. It is something that surpasses me and I cannot stop observing.”

See the rest of the series below.
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