The man I am going to marry…

On my last night in town before I flew home to South Carolina, I had to get a few more landscape photos for an assigment. So Arann and I decided to multi-task… date night with mussels and french fries, landscape photos, and photos of him in his chicken suit… of course. (The cows were very intrigued… it was not a typical Tuesday night event for them.)

For those of you who don’t know, Arann is the lead singer of The Bluebellies, and he writes and sings a lot of songs about chickens. He really wants everyone in the band to buy chicken suits for their next band photo… but chicken suits are not cheap… so he is having a hard time convincing the other members it is a worthwhile investment. This one came from Target and was about $70. I bought Arann’s suit, because I figured it can be a write-off, since, as you can see, it is for my very serious photo-business.

One funny detail… the tag says the suits are ‘one-size-fits-all,’ but as you can see, they weren’t expecting one of those All’s to be 6’4.

And I really like how Arann left the hanger tag on the suit… it is very Arann…

About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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  1. I can’t believe I haven’t met you, yet, Paige, or collaborated on an article together at least for the local mag! Petaluma is very lucky to have you in our midst, I LOVE your gorgeous work, especially these chicken suit pics and the shots of my pal Naomi and her kids at the door2door event down at Aqus which I missed, but did manage to send a pic of my three boys in time for the project deadline. You definitely should marry this man in all his feathery finery!


  2. These photos put a big huge grin on my face. Are the chicken suits also going to be a part of the wedding? Like the kitten too!


  3. oh shit thanks for those. we need to see you chickens soon.


  4. […] Arann and I were there last night, in the San Francisco Westin Hotel,  with our dear friends who worked so hard on the No on 8 campaign to protect equality for all. The huge ball room was packed with couples who were so nervous that their right to marry the person, who they loved most in the world, would be taken away. The room was thick with emotions, as we all waited and waited and waited. But the numbers were not good. And eventually, they told everyone to go home because we wouldn’t have an answer until the morning… but we all knew. […]


  5. Who would not want to marry this chicken?!!!


  6. […] in the warehouse district. I even think that Paul would honor your suggestion of dressing up in a chicken suit and cruise Market Square on Sunday afternoon… Not that he’s into that sort of […]


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