Richard Renaldi is a photographer in New York.  He is working on a series of portraits of strangers.

He literally asks two random people on the street to take pictures together and poses them  as if they were couples, family, or close friends.

It is an interesting social experiment.  At first, the people feel awkward and shy and their body language reflects that.  Eventually, the people loosen up and take some great pictures.

In some of the portraits you would never know that the two people were complete strangers.

Pretty cool.