LANY / by Liz Brown

All the images are unedited disposable camera shots and all the lyrics in quotes are from LANY's "Youarefire."

 

"Half days and Fridays and any days..."

I've been hustling 10-hour work days this week so that I could leave work at 11am.

 Our only stop on the way to Minneapolis was at a rest stop. The light and the trees were just lovely and Blake is quite dapper so I asked him for a portrait. I was afraid it would be too dark without a flash, but it turned out lovely.

Our only stop on the way to Minneapolis was at a rest stop. The light and the trees were just lovely and Blake is quite dapper so I asked him for a portrait. I was afraid it would be too dark without a flash, but it turned out lovely.

 I'm pretty sure I took this at Spyhouse Coffee, but I honestly can't quite recall.

I'm pretty sure I took this at Spyhouse Coffee, but I honestly can't quite recall.

"...any days without school."

It's summer and roadtrip season. The world is wild and awake and saturated in color and life and adventure.

 Spyhouse coffee. Otherwise entitled: 4 shots of espresso is a lot.

Spyhouse coffee. Otherwise entitled: 4 shots of espresso is a lot.

 Spyhouse from the outside
 "Can I get a portrait of you right here next to all the cars?" Real life. Blake taught me about seltzer water and it was very interesting and feels quite European.

"Can I get a portrait of you right here next to all the cars?" Real life. Blake taught me about seltzer water and it was very interesting and feels quite European.

"Means more days in more ways, I've been running around...with you."

Blake and I left Ames around lunch time and drove straight to Minneapolis. Coffee, and all black everything, and no rain, and good parking. The world was in our favour. The city was ours.

 Blake was kind enough to drive downtown and I took photos out of the passenger seat window. These tunnels fascinate me.

Blake was kind enough to drive downtown and I took photos out of the passenger seat window. These tunnels fascinate me.

 somewhere downtown
 I took this shot--with flash--as we left, avoiding eye contact as we ducked out of the door, after lighting up the foyer with my 90's camera.

I took this shot--with flash--as we left, avoiding eye contact as we ducked out of the door, after lighting up the foyer with my 90's camera.

 another alley
 Minneapolis was full of old signs like these. This particular one was one of our favourites.

Minneapolis was full of old signs like these. This particular one was one of our favourites.

 H&M

H&M

 "Suburban World"

"Suburban World"

 The valets across from this restaurant were doing a crossword puzzle together.

The valets across from this restaurant were doing a crossword puzzle together.

"This is it."

 LANY

LANY

LANY went on just after 9pm and we sang and danced until the last song.

 LANY : Paul

LANY : Paul

 LANY : Les

LANY : Les

 LANY : Jake

LANY : Jake

 OW: Oh Wonder / Oh Wow / Oh What a darling duo

OW: Oh Wonder / Oh Wow / Oh What a darling duo

Midnight found us in a white peeling parking garage (some might call it 'ratchet'), then we drove home, hands full of cold pizza, road full of fog, and eyes full of startlingly clear Minnesota stars.

"We are gold.
You are fire."