In March 2012 we featured the story of a man wearing pink tutus and making brilliant photographs for his wife, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Their Tutu Project has since gained many fans. Their Carey Foundation has raised funds to provide support for breast cancer patients and their families. They also won the opportunity to be featured in a beautiful short film from Deutsche Telekom.
Tutu Project - photo by Bob Carey

For photographer Bob Carey and his wife Linda, a big hairy man in a pink tutu has taken on special meaning in their fight against breast cancer.

When Linda was recovering from surgery, Bob discovered something he could do to ease the stress. He took photos of himself in odd locations wearing a pink tutu.

“It makes us laugh,” Linda told Yahoo News.

Oddly enough, the cancer has taught the couple that life is good.

“Dealing with it can be hard,” they wrote on their website. “But, 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.”

Mr. Carey has now shot more than 110 images of himself in tutus — in the desert, in Times Square, in a snow storm. So far, there has been a tremendous response to the series of photos.

He plans to compile them into a book called ‘Ballerina’ which will be published this fall and raise money to assist others suffering from the disease.

In the first week after the website’s launch on March 12, it raised $8000 from pre-sales of autographed books, tee shirts and donations.

Visit the site to see more photos or contribute –

Thanks to Kimberly Nielsen for submitting a link to the new video!



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