In support of Summer in the City, I decided to make this little video about what I think about my hometown, New York City.
When I read the collaboration suggestion, I figured I'd add to it since I won't be able to make it to the shows. I hadn't realized how much footage I had recorded over the years until I started putting this together, so that was a pleasant discovery in itself. Instead of just putting all the clips I had together, I thought I'd add a little something extra. This is just one aspect of my opinion of my city.
Whenever I see New York depicted on screen, I'm sort of amazed at how it's always portrayed as this crazy tourist attraction. Which, it is, but there are so many more facets to it. People, like myself, live here and it's only recently - with the help of my camera - that I've started to realize how beautiful it is. You can find quiet moments in this hectic place; you can pretend it's a small town in the middle of nowhere. It's like any other place on earth; and yet, it's not. That's why I love it here.
All the footage was taken by me. Places I filmed include the American Museum of Natural History, the Bronx Zoo, Liberty Island, and some local places like the park near where I live and the subway train I usually take.