Photos by KIKE CALVO in response to Cole Sprouse post on Camera Duels on Instagram. To understand this post, visit @camera_duels by @olekingcolesprouse on Instagram.
The Art of Photo Dueling is not an easy one, I have recently learned. I did not know who Cole Sprouse, Doug Brochu or Beatrix Ox were when I captured these random photos during the winter storm Juno in Central Park. I didn’t know I was taking part in a duel either, but I was and it was fun. It was Doug’s handmade cloak (@dugyfresh on Instagram) that first captured my attention. But then it was the fact that they were having such a blast, among children, gliding down the white slopes on their sleights that made want to stop and photograph the scene. I did not notice they were also photographing me.
So that was our duel. My approach after the “unaware” photo duel was simple. We laid down our cameras, shared a few thoughts and wished one another good luck on our future endeavors.
Cole’s Instagram @camera_duels concept is great. When someone recognizes him for his acting career and tries to take a quick picture of him, he triggers first and posts the images in his Instagram with a witty insight on the situation.
So duelers, when you take your camera or phone and feel ready to trigger the now digital shutters, stop, think, breathe and decide: is it better to capture a fly-by shot or smile and try to strike a conversation instead? Maybe try both.
It was great to connect with Cole. I am sure he will turn into a great archaeologist, photographer and adventurer.