Today in class, we had the opportunity to work on a collaborative narrative with a partner. We had to develop an idea together and execute it before the morning was over. After we finished shooting with our partner, we came back to the digital lab where we edited our photos in Lightroom and Photoshop. The goal of the project was to develop a short narrative consisting of seven final photos. The final photos were presented in a mini-critique on the projector.
My partner was Ming Shiu, and our narrative was entitled Coffee Date. We followed the narrative of a date-gone-wrong. The series of images depicted the way in which a couple would meet for a cup of coffee. However, in the scenario, the male counterpart arrives early only to unintentionally forget about the coffee date. It is only later when the female counterpart arrives at the designated time, ordering a drink for herself and her date. She waits for his arrival, but he never arrives. Our critique went well, but we did get some criticism. Although the project was short, I learned a lot about working with a partner and creating the best work we could in the time given.
Here are some examples of what my classmates decided to photograph for their collaborative narrative: reflection on our final week at NYU, Instagram posts throughout the day, exploring a young artists market, and much more. I loved seeing what everyone was able to come up with!
Be sure to look at our project Coffee Date: Coffee Date
– Jordyn Gelb