Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Goodman said he was delighted to see his photo being likened to Renaissance paintings.
“It’s a lovely and flattering comparison, especially in the context of a category of photography that’s too often derided,” he said.
Goodman, a freelance photographer from Manchester, said he believed anything could be considered art.
“There are street photographers who regularly make art of these sort of scenes,” he said. “Why not? There are lots of different ways to photograph the same scene.”