Second Man in Uniform is our postman. I initially wanted to create his photograph because of his distinct moustache. I didn’t have this project in mind at that time but I still wanted to create a portrait of him because I thought he’d look cool with that white big moustache. I don’t like the new uniform that postal services have changed to but I guess they were trying to keep up with times. I thought the old look khaki uniform with a traidition nehru style cap to match looked much more cool. I’m pretty sure we still have them in many parts of the country and hopefully we’ll be able to keep them.
Back to the portrait story today. So I asked the same two questions I intend to ask everyone who’s going to be part of this project and here were his responses.
Q. What is the best thing you like about your job?
I get to meet a lot of new people. A lot of nice people.
Q. What is the worst thing about your job?
People again. Some of them are very rude even though they make it difficult for me by writing incomplete addresses. When I’ve delivered the letter at the address they ask why you handed over my letter to someone else and when I don’t they say I’m being difficult.