Guarding The Vatican

This image captures the dedication and discipline of a man whose job is to stand guard at one of the entrances to Vatican City.

This work is available in a limited edition print run, framed or unframed and comes with a ‘Certificate of Authentication’ as well as a copy of the ‘Artist’s Statement’.

If you would like to purchase the original digital file or as an NFT please send me a message via the ‘get in touch’ button below.


On our trip to Italy in 2015, we were queuing for hours to get into St. Paul’s Cathedral.
While waiting patiently I glance into the shadows of one of the entrances to The Vatican and saw this guard, standing perfectly still.
Not moving a muscle or batting an eyelid as the crowds outside were pushing and shoving, trying to progress the long line.
The self-discipline of this man was incredible.
Just performing his duty I guess.

I love the juxtaposition of the colourful, almost jester-like uniform, against the cold stone background of the long corridor.

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Price from only $25*

*5″x7″ unframed print on archive quality paper, incl. shipping

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