Speaking to BuzzFeed News, photographer Joel 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.
Mr Goodman, a freelance photographer from Manchester, said he believed that anything could be considered art
“There are street photographers who regularly make art of these sort of scenes,” he told BuzzFeed News. “Why not? There are lots of different ways to photograph the same scene.”