Always apologising

This is Sarah.

She was standing outside a laundrette in Pimlico, London, waiting for her wash to finish. I was on my way to visit a youth club project. “Can I take your photo?”

“Sure, what’s it for?”

“Nothing, just for my own purposes. Oh sorry, that sounds kind of creepy.”

“No worries,” she laughs.

I realise I’m lost. “Is there a youth club around here? Oh sorry, that sounds even more creepy.”

Us English, always apologising. #streetphotography