The so-called Tutu Project started as a bit of eccentric hilarity when Carey shot the first photo of himself in a tutu after he had completed a ballet-related assignment.
Since then, Carey includes the tutu (and a pair of pink shorts, so he isn’t arrested for indecent exposure) as part of his camera equipment whenever he travels for a commercial photography project. Locations for his tutu-clad portraits include a ferryboat ride to Delaware, Atlantic City and Times Square.
Carey has shot enough images of his “pink person” to publish a book, the proceeds of which he donates to small cancer groups. The book can be ordered and additional donations made at his Web site, www.thetutuproject.com.