05 – You Are Here


A photo of Richard Renaldi .

Richard Renaldi

“Since 2007, Richard Renaldi has been working on a series of photographs that involve approaching and asking complete strangers to physically interact while posing together for a portrait. Working on the street with a large format eight-by-ten-inch view camera, Renaldi encounters the subjects for his photographs in towns and cities all over the United States. He pairs them up and invites them to pose together, intimately, in ways that people are usually taught to reserve for their close friends and loved ones. Click here for a preview.” from: http://www.touchingstrangers.org/

A photo of  Bettina von Zwehl.

Bettina von Zwehl

“Bettina von Zwehl was born in Munich in 1971 and received an MA from the Royal College of Art, London in 1999. She has built an international reputation for her subtle and unnerving photographic portraits. Her work has been exhibited in a number of galleries in Europe and the USA.” – From: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/p/bettina-von-zwehl/ 

See Also: http://www.bettinavonzwehl.com/


A photo of Anthony Goicolea.

Anthony Goicolea

“Cuban-American artist Anthony Goicolea is known for his elaborately staged photographs, video works, and layered drawings on Mylar that examine issues of identity.” from: https://www.artsy.net/artist/anthony-goicolea

See Also: http://www.anthonygoicoleastudio.com/albums/cuba-seriesrelated-2007-2010/

Tutorials & Resources


Daily Practice

Using both your front facing and rear facing cameras, make a daily image diptych of yourself or a portrait and what’s on the other side of your phone.  The idea is to let the viewer know where you are when taking the picture.  See the examples from last class.

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