Tutu Project Event Starts Pink Plus III Auctions

Here’s today’s press release regarding last weekend’s Tutu Project event in New York City, and the start of several exciting auctions to benefit the Carey Foundation.

 

Auction Begins for PocketWizard® Plus® III Radios in Support of the Carey Foundation’s “Tutu Project”

Twenty “Tutu Pink” Limited Edition Radio Triggers Helping to Raise Funds and Awareness for the Breast Cancer Community

©Bob Carey

©Bob Carey

South Burlington, VT – May 10, 2013 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announced today that bidding has begun for twenty, very special edition radio triggers, molded in “tutu pink” and signed by photographer Bob Carey.

The first pink PocketWizard Plus III radio trigger to be auctioned was sold for seven hundred and fifty dollars during a May 3 New York City reception, co-sponsored by LPA Design to benefit the Carey Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, in celebration of its first anniversary.

Linda and Bob Carey at far right address Tutu Project fans at their gallery show in New York City.

Linda and Bob Carey at far right address Tutu Project fans at their gallery show in New York City.

The fully-functional PocketWizard Plus III radios feature a bright pink molded plastic exterior and in keeping with breast cancer awareness, they even incorporate a pink backlight display panel. Production is limited to only 20 radios leaving just 19 additional, limited edition radio triggers to be auctioned. Each unit is signed and numbered by Bob Carey. Details about bidding and more information can be found at the eBay auction.

One of only 20 pink Plus III PocketWizard radio triggers made for Bob Carey's Tutu Project and The Carey Foundation. Photo ©Bob Carey

One of only 20 pink Plus III PocketWizard radio triggers made for Bob Carey’s Tutu Project and The Carey Foundation. Photo ©Bob Carey

In addition to the twenty PocketWizard Plus III radio triggers, LPA Design will also offer a limited edition (five hundred), G-Wiz Squared gadget bags in the same Tutu Pink color. This special edition of the PocketWizard G-Wiz Squared bag will be available for purchase in limited quantities via the Tutu Project site beginning in June. All net proceeds for these special-edition gadget bags will also benefit the Carey Foundation.

The Tutu Project event in New York City, featuring the actual tutu on display. ©Bob Carey

The Tutu Project event in New York City, featuring the actual tutu on display. ©Bob Carey

“The amazing photographs in Bob Carey’s Tutu Project collection demonstrate the healing power of photography and have captured the hearts, minds and spirit of so many people,” said Dave Schmidt, LPA Design’s VP of Marketing. “PocketWizard is inspired by Bob’s unique vision as well as his belief that each of us can make important positive contributions to the lives of others. PocketWizard is proud to support Bob and the great work being done by the Carey Foundation.”

Bob Carey is a commercial photographer from Arizona with decades of photography experience. Carey’s wife Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer nine years ago. A self-portrait enthusiast who had previously transformed himself in several series of artistic images, Bob began photographing himself in a pink tutu following his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis. Linda shared these images with her fellow patients while they were receiving cancer treatment. Soon the Tutu Project was born, and all proceeds from the prints go to the non-profit Carey Foundation, which provides transportation, meals, and other daily needs to women undergoing breast cancer treatment. Images from the Tutu Project have been collected in the recently self-published book Ballerina.

Ballerina, the photographs of The Tutu Project by Bob Carey. ©Bob Carey

Ballerina, the photographs of The Tutu Project by Bob Carey. ©Bob Carey

Images and prints from the Tutu Project can be found at the Tutu Project site.  His book Ballerina, other Tutu Project gear, and donation information can be found here. Bob Carey’s photography can be seen at his site. In addition, a short film written and directed by Ron Egatz for PocketWizard, can be seen on Vimeo and YouTube.

Carey uses PocketWizard Plus III radios to execute his self-portraits taken on location around the United States.

If you have any questions regarding the Tutu Project or Ballerina, please contact Linda Carey at linda@bobcarey.com; Phone: 917-502-9343.

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