A True Measure of A Man

This man has a true heart of gold. Photographer Bob Carey snaps self-portraits of himself is a tutu on a regular basis in order to raise money and awareness for people fighting cancer. As a man, it’s VERY VERY difficult to wear something like that in private, let alone for total strangers. However difficult, Carey’s photos seem to be quite a hit. Definitely worth it. We solute this effort and are full supporters.

Times Square
New York City, 2010.


Here is a portion of the YAHOO article:

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Carey's first "self-portrait in tutu" was taken on April 18, 2003 near Santa Fe, New Mexico.


For photographer Bob Carey and his wife Linda, a man-sized pink tutu has taken on incredible meaning in their fight against breast cancer. The Tutu Project started in 2003 when Carey donated a picture of himself wearing a custom-made ballet skirt as part of a fund raiser for the Arizona Ballet. Soon after, Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer. “It wasn’t about her when I started,” Carey tells Shine. But when she was recovering from surgery, he found it was the one thing he could do to take break. “It takes a lot of love for him to put that tutu on,” Linda tells Shine. “And it makes us laugh.”

Snow
Brooklyn, New York, 2003.


Using a tripod, Carey has now shot more than 110 images of himself in settings ranging from the desert in New Mexico to the Staten Island Ferry. He plans to compile them into a book called ‘Ballerina’ which will be published this fall. Currently, the project’s website is selling individual prints and t-shirts to raise money to assist others suffering from the disease. The website has been up for a week (it launched March 12, 2012) and has raised about $8000 so far.

Click here to see the official website and view full photo album: THE TUT PROJECT

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