Published by Super Labo / 7.5 in. x 10 in. / 176 pages / 103 full color plates / 59 duotone black and white plates / Printed in Japan in an edition of 1000 / US allocation of 300 signed copies
Richard Renaldi made his first self portrait in 1978 when he was ten years old. Standing in the bathroom of his family’s house in suburban Chicago, dressed in a rugby shirt and white chinos, arms folded, a young boy calmly appraises the camera. He parts his lips around his front teeth and ventures a hesitant grin. He waits for the timer to click. Thus begins the work of self-examination that will occupy him for the rest of his life. I Want Your Love is Richard Renaldi’s visual autobiography, navigating the most intimate moments of a seemingly charmed life. From his earliest years spent in Chicago in the 1970s, I Want Your Love follows the arc from childhood to middle age, exploring what it means to be young and perpetually seeking, and what it means both to find and to lose the things we most deeply treasure.