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By Mark McConville

 

STUNNING pictures have captured the beautiful friendship between a city’s tallest man and it’s smallest.

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Incredible images show the unlikely friends walking down the street and playing basketball where their height difference is most noticeable.

Mediadrumimages / David Tesinsky / Universal Features

 

Other striking shots show driving in a car, laughing and joking around and chatting as the taller man leans down to put them on an equal level.

Mediadrumimages / David Tesinsky / Universal Features

 

Czech photographer David Tesinsky has captured a beautiful friendship between the shortest man and tallest man in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

Mediadrumimages / David Tesinsky / Universal Features

 

David met the pair – Marcos and Santiago – while he was couch surfing in NL and was inspired to photograph the unlikely duo together.

Mediadrumimages / David Tesinsky / Universal Features

 

Marcos is 40 years old, from NL and was born with dwarfism. He doesn’t have a job, but he is always collecting bottles and other materials to recycle. He loves to read books, listen to music and watch movies.

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Santiago is 23-years-old, also from NL and is a photographer and basketball player. The duo met each other one sunny day and became best friends straight away.

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David captured the pair playing basketball together, as that is their favourite activity to do together. However, he noted that Marcos could not walk or play for a long time due to his dwarfism.

Mediadrumimages / David Tesinsky / Universal Features

 

“In my photos, you can see the magic of a friendship between two men who were never likely to become best friends – the shortest and tallest men in town,” said David.

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“I love the fact that this photo series kills stereotypes – I want to open people’s eyes”.

 

 

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