The photographer who took this stunning shot had this to say:
“For me, this scene sums up what it is like to be young in Britain today – lust and social awkwardness watched-over by the ubiquitous pressure of idealized advertising.
“I took the shot at a music festival in an east London park ahead of the London Olympics. I’d been there for a couple of days photographing people having a good time. I was tired, sober and felt disconnected from the revelers. Then I spotted a young man who seemed to share my sense of isolation.
“I had to capture the moment quickly without upsetting the scene. The picture was gone in an instant. But it was satisfying to capture a slice of real life that looks like it could have been set up by an ad agency.”