I couldn't have asked for better light, I turned the corner and there he was, standing in what seems like a beam of light just for him. I stood fairly close (I'm using the fixed 20mm lens on the Fuji X100T here) - and just waited for the crowds of people to move out the way and reveal him just isolated on the background.
Eventually it happened, and became one of my favourite street photography images I've captured.
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All images are my own.