The photographs in Almost Touching investigate how we see and know others as well as how we reveal ourselves to strangers, lovers, and friends. Though the work strives for intimacy, it offers only clues and intimations: disembodied limbs, unmet gazes, and mute objects trying to speak. Like people, the photographs begin to reveal themselves only when we identify their illusions. For this reason, skin and materials work together to disrupt the surfaces of the images. A kind of intimacy emerges from the interplay of what is shown and what is concealed.