By: Tasneem Nashrulla / posted on August 23, 2013 at 5:30pm 


For 13 years, Christopher Capozziello dealt with the grief and guilt of being the “healthy” brother by photographing his cerebral palsy-afflicted twin.



Christoper Capozziello, a Connecticut-based freelance photographer, started taking pictures of Nick, his twin brother who has cerebral palsy, when they were 20. Now, 13 years later, Christopher wants to tell their story through a book, The Distance Between Us, which is being funded by a Kickstarter campaign.

Christopher spoke to BuzzFeed about the experience of capturing his brother and their relationship through the years.

“I first began making pictures of my brother at a time when I was trying to understand the kind of photographer I was becoming.”

"I first began making pictures of my brother at a time when I was trying to understand the kind of photographer I was becoming."
“Without any intention of telling our story, it emerged years later out of a steadily growing archive that chronicled his experiences and unknowingly at that point, my grief.”

“In the very beginning he didn’t like it, so I would sneak one or two pictures and then he’d realize what I was doing, and he’d turn his face away from my camera or flip me the bird.”

"In the very beginning he didn’t like it, so I would sneak one or two pictures and then he’d realize what I was doing, and he’d turn his face away from my camera or flip me the bird."
“One of the earliest pictures was of him in bed, waking from a cramp. I walked into our bedroom, and the sunlight on him looked beautiful. I crouched to make a picture and the shutter from my old Nikon was so loud that it startled him. He punched me in the face.”
View the full article at Buzzfeed

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