Film, Video Advertising, and Photography work by Brett Marty.
JEREMY, THE MECHANIC
JEREMY, THE MECHANIC // Lansing, Michigan
“I don’t follow it… Never voted.”
Just around the corner from Old Town in Lansing, Michigan, Jeremy works in his uncle’s auto shop, the stub of a cigarette in his hand.
Jeremy is a single father and did two tours in Iraq in 2006 and 2007, as a Corporal E-4 in the Marine Corps. When he’s not working, he spends most of his time with his twin daughters, Lacey and Lilly, who couldn’t be more different. One is obsessed with sports, the other with dressing up.
Jeremy stands for a photo. We shake hands.
Lansing, MI: • City Population: 114, 297 (Metro Area: 534,684). • Per capita income: $18,298. • 56.5% white, 19.0% Black, 12.4% Latino, two or more races 7.7%, Asian 3.9%. • Percentage below poverty line: 37.7%.