When I first met Herman Cousins on the roadside, I thought he is working for the government, as he blocked parts of the road, wore a west and fixed the potholes in this area.
As we talked, I learned, that more than 20 years ago he started this work. He did not have a job back then and just created his own duty in the broken roads of Portland, Jamaica. He asks passing taxis, busses and cars for a small contribution to buy fixing material and to make a living.
The 42 year old is better known as Fixie Fixie, Jubby or Pothole Jimmy.
Jacob | Alpsee
Riga | Victory Day
Mumbai to Madurai
Thailand | Street vendor
He was the brother of the teacher I was working with in Pasumalai, Madurai, India. He died in December 2013. The family has one photograph. The photo I took.