For some reason, unbeknownst to me, every time I passed this laundromat I had this incredible urge to take a photo of the machines. I think it has something to do with my OCD and the fact that they’re all lined up in such a perfect sequence. Their lids are also almost always up in a row like they are in this shot. Usually when I’d walk by with a camera there’d be people in there doing their laundry and I’d let them be and not stick a camera in their faces as they folded their unmentionables. One evening when I passed by the place was empty and I started shooting. This image, with the lids and coin slots all in a row against the backdrop of the pale blue wall, was my favourite.
Shortly after I finished, a man came in to wash his socks. I left him in peace to do so.