For a few Euros tourists can pay to have their photo taken with this Roman Emperor and soldier outside the Coliseum in Rome. But when I saw them having a cigarette break I knew that was the shot I wanted. Unfortunately, on that first occasion, I didn’t have my camera with me.
When I returned to Rome, 18 months later, this shot was at the top of my wish list. But it was summer and they were busy, so I knew that I’d have to be patient. After about an hour they had a bit of a lull and lit up and, armed with a long lens and pretending to be totally disinterested in them, I got the shot!