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Pack yourself a toothbrush dear…

I have had The Lumineers “Cleopatra” album in my head since it was released in 2016. Ever since I heard Sleep on the Floor, I have had a vision for a photo shoot. Lainie jumped at the chance (quite literally) to come down to Detroit and lug around my dad’s old suitcase for it.

The album, which is based off of the life of a real woman who was the taxi driver of the lead singer. When I saw the videos, out of order, then in order, I was blown away and decided it was time to take my idea and put it into motion.

Lainie and I walked around with the suitcase, being honked at and looked at funny, daring ticks to latch onto us, and dodging seagulls. At the end of my part of the shoot, she saw my hula hoop in the backseat of my car (I had just moved and it was one of the last things that I still had to take out). She grabbed it and off she went, hula hooping at Belle Isle’s fountain for a good hour and some change, until the lights came on.