Bob Carey – The Tutu Project
Bob Carey’s The Tutu Project is a series of humorous self portraits of the photographer wearing a pink tutu in public places. Behind the photos though is something more serious. From Bob’s website:
….nine years ago my wife, Linda, and I moved to the East Coast and, as odd as it may sound it, the self-portraits proved to be a perfect way of expressing myself. Why? Because even though the move was exciting, exhilarating, and inspiring, it was 180 degrees from what I knew. So I took the old, mixed it in with the new, and kept the tutu handy.
Six months after the move, Linda, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She beat it, only to have it recur in 2006. During these past nine years, I’ve been in awe of her power, her beauty, and her spirit. Oddly enough, her cancer has taught us that life is good, dealing with it can be hard, and sometimes the very best thing—no, the only thing—we can do to face another day is to laugh at ourselves, and share a laugh with others
The photos, alongside stories, were published in a book “Ballerina” last year. Proceeds from that book and other merchandise go to charities supporting women with breast cancer.