“I’ve seen a lot of people before, but this is a lot of people…” Connelly said, admiring the lights and the faces and the cars around him.
He set up his camera in the middle of the sidewalk in Times Square, in prep for a time lapse video – but this was just one of many wild ideas for what he wanted to film.
To him, community is a place where he can “feel the most comfortable” and do what he wants to do. “I can’t even count how many friends I’ve made on this trip. It’s so awesome!” Connelly said with a grin. “You meet people and they become friends – I already know I’ll have forever.”
At dim sum with Connelly, Shannon, Pojo, and Kelly, other creators joined us for the delicious meal: Colorado-based model Benji and photographers like Natalia Wajda, Chris Cook, and Richie DiMaggio. “For me, community is everywhere,” Connelly explained. “I hope, for every body, that community is everywhere.”