Updated: Apr 12
Mauricio Candela and his team had the privilege of capturing spectacular videos and photos, visiting real families, all of which had one member with achondroplasia. The shoot went from California and Colorado to Gijon and Madrid, Spain "where we were immersed in the way of life of these families and what it is like to live with a son or daughter with achondroplasia, how normal their lives are, and the different points of view of each family that is affected by it," says Candela.
They were also documenting one of the most important achondroplasia conferences in the city of Gijon, where they held interviews, made videos, and took photos of many participants at the convention.
The team was small and not very intrusive to make sure they didn't feel invaded or intimidated when we were in their homes. The idea was to make them feel at home and document their lifestyle, from seeing how they cooked, had fun, studied, etc,