Pier 45 additions

If you haven't seen my multimedia presentation Pier 45 -(nearly twenty years of work at the Christopher Street Pier in New York City) check it out here.


Play Smart

I was recently commissioned by Visual AIDS to contribute to an HIV prevention and AIDS awareness campaign. PLAY SMART is a project to help promote harm reduction, testing, and post-exposure prophylaxis among gay men. This is the third edition of the PLAY SMART series, featuring works from Amos Mac, Iván Monforte, Christopher Schulz, and myself. The trading cards come in both English and Spanish, and feature materials and information to help you play smart.

Visual AIDS is the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to HIV prevention and AIDS awareness through producing and presenting visual art projects, while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS. They are committed to preserving and honoring the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement.


Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter.

This Ted Talk with Chip Kidd is certainly worth checking out. He is definitely quirky and has a sense of humor (not everyone may find him funny and to some perhaps he is even a little off putting - I didn't mind) but regardless his thoughts on design are smart and thoughtful. Essential viewing for anyone interested in publishing and book design.


Limited Edition Print

New Limited Edition Print to benefit the Photo Center Northwest  - Get one soon as I hear they are going fast!


Game of Thrones

I don't think I have ever been as into a television series as I'm into Game of Thrones. If you don't know, Game of Thrones is a series of novels by fantasy writer George R. R. Martin and has been brought to the screen by HBO - one of the few television channels producing consistently quality content. I have been talking it up with all of my friends and family. The characters are extremely rich and complex, the casting, acting, set and costume design, score, and special effects are all award-worthy. Though I have not yet read the books I would argue that the storyline and characters are far more nuanced and morally gray than Tolkien's simplified world of good versus evil. I have read a couple of critical reviews of the show in The New Yorker and New York Times, both written by female critics. In the two reviews the writers were uncomfortable with the sexuality and nudity on display in Game of Thrones and were approaching the show from feminist points of view. I don't see it that way at all. I think many, if not most of the strongest characters on the show are written for and played by females. Additionally, there is an equal amount of male nudity and male/gay male sexuality on display, even featuring full frontal male nudity. These of course are but small pleasures that are the benefit of being a fan of the show. The greatest pleasure in Game of Thrones is derived from our love and concern for the characters. The second season just came to an end and now we must wait until next spring for a new season. Watch it!


Renaldi.com - Newly Corrected, Augmented, and Amended

Make sure to check out my new site. Slideshows look really sweet in fullscreen mode. The site translates nicely and navigates smoothly on an iPad or other mobile devices.


Strangers in Seattle

Student work from my recent workshop on photographing strangers at The Photo Center Northwest.

Sean Newman

Scott Squire
Virginia Wilcox

Janet Simmelink

Dan Driscoll
Jin Miller

Jessica Olson

Scott Squire - Class Portrait