Making an Album…

My fiance Arann Harris is a musician. And the start of our relationship, 5 1/2 years ago, also marks the official starting line for each of our prospective artistic pursuits. I went to work (for free) as an “intern” at a studio in San Francisco and he went to Open Mic Nights. He went to awkward studio parties with me and I went to even more awkward and off-key Open Mic Nights with him.

Now, 5.5 years later, it is amazing to see how much we each have grown… and every once and awhile we have to stop and remind each other of where we started, just to appreciate how far we have come.

Today was one of those important musical milestone days for Arann. Today Arann recorded his first album.

Above is the “studio” on the outside. Below is the studio on the inside where… 5 musicians, 1 sound man and 1 documentary film maker spent 10 rainy hours, playing each song again and again, until everyone felt they got it right.

When the crew finally wearily emerged from the old school house on The Green String Farm, they were happy and very tired. And now we wait, eagerly, to hear what all their hard work will come to, after the sound man works his sound magic…. and maybe, just maybe… Arann Harris will finally have his very first CD…. so stay tuned.

Congratulations, Arann! I am proud of you… of us.

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. paige, wow, what a great set of shots, I love the one closeup with the bokeh in the background, really cool stuff


  2. This post made me teary. I can’t wait to hear the cd. It is amazing how much you have both accomplished. Love you guys.


  3. wow.
    what a beautiful post – words and photos both.
    y’all rule.
    I like the one where Arann is eating the worm-of-light… Or it could be like he ate Oobleck, and he’s blowing bubbles, but instead of them being green and scary, they’re little happy lights…
    Woo hoo!


  4. congratulations from me too -and love from far away


  5. […] Remember the album I was talking about a few weeks ago? […]


  6. I LOVE this post….sign me up! Where do I buy one.

    I too am so very proud of both of you.

    Happy New Year!

    xoxo, Terri


  7. […] Remember the album I was talking about a few weeks ago? […]


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