I met this man during my travels in India. I passed him as he was trying to tie a bit of string around one arm to make a bracelet. He was using his teeth but was struggling and so I offered my assistance. He seemed pleased by this and once the bracelet was done he offered me a handful of nuts in return. We ended up sat in front of each other communicating in this strange way for a little while. I was touched by the fact that we were able to connect through such a simple thing and despite the language barrier. Before I left I asked to take his portrait. This is the image I shot.