15 Weird Ways To Interact With Strangers

 - Feb 12, 2009
Photographers and filmmakers have always been interested in the interaction that occurs between strangers, especially individuals from different walks of life. After all, a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet--right?

We’re taught from a young age not to talk to strangers; as naive children, it’s a smart move for parents to safeguard a child against individuals who might want to harm them. However, all children inevitably grow up--and that ingrained avoidance of strangers grows ever stronger.

These innovations below all involve interaction with strangers. Sometimes it’s for charitable purposes; other times it’s for mutual benefit. There are photography sets and gift exchanges, guerrilla acts of kindness and viral acts of silliness. We hope you’ll be inspired by the articles below, and perhaps encouraged to make eye contact and smile at a stranger the next time you’re out running errands.