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Behind the Scenes: Trigger, NJPAC. June 12, 2013

June 25, 2013

The Tutu Project image: BobCarey-NJPAC-Trigger-WillieNelson-Guitar

This is one of those moments that make you want to ask someone to “pinch you”.  And not just because I am center stage at NJPAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center) holding Trigger, one of the most famous guitars in Country Music (I am a huge Willie Nelson fan!) But because we did it to honor our dear friend Brenda Price who is battling ovarian cancer.

The Back Story

Our very good friend Mickey, who works for Willie Nelson, has invited us to countless concerts.  When he called about the New Jersey show, he asked if I would be willing to do him a favor.  He wanted to dedicate one of my images to his partner.  How it all came together is almost a blur because within 48 hours, I was lighting one of the most beautiful concert halls in America – NJPAC in Newark, NJ.  The shot came together perfectly, and is honestly one of my favorites.

To all the country music fans battling cancer, especially Brenda – this one’s for you!  And a very special thank you to everyone at NJPAC for making this such a special moment for all of us.

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Special Engagement “Trigger” Prints

Because this is a Special Engagement Print, the following editions are now available for sale.

16×20 editions of 50, $400 OR  20×24 editions of 10, $650 | Buy Now >>

Postcards, $5.00 each | Buy Now >>

We will honor Brenda Price’s battle by donating* a portion of net proceeds from the sale of these prints and postcards to the Hera Foundation for women with ovarian cancer.

HERA’s Mission The mission of the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation is to stop the loss of women from ovarian cancer by promoting Health, Empowerment, Research, and Awareness.

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*RC Photography (owners of The Tutu Project) is a for-profit company.  We have dedicated The Tutu Project photographs to help fundraise for the Carey Foundation for women with breast cancer.  “Trigger” product sales will donate 50% of the net proceeds to the Carey Foundation and 50% will be donated to the Hera Foundation.  Postcard sales will donate 50% of the net proceeds to the Carey Foundation and 50% of the net proceeds to the Hera Foundation for women with ovarian cancer.

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  • Wayne Dayne

    EPIC ..
    as usual ..
    ;- )

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  • Rachel Wootan


  • Stephanie Warren

    you are awesome like that!

  • Alison Bahm


  • Cindy Robinette Lathan

    you are everywhere man.

  • Cheryl Saul


  • Jaretta Osborne


  • Peggy Stagner Jupp


  • Jill Reznak

    That Is Awesome!

  • Maureen O’Keefe

    I love this photo!Simply beautiful!

  • Marcella Mulhollem


  • Jesus Netzaya Medina

    this one is one of my favorites! I love it! Thank you for sharing and for what you do.

  • Sabine Munshi


  • Renee Worley Haug


  • Cheri Davis Johnson


  • Kim Larson

    Just when I think I’ve seen my favorite pic, you post another. Bravo!

  • Belinda Kahealani Benavidez


  • Robert Brandan Martinez

    This is such an amazing image on so many levels! That guitar is a piece of music history!

  • Elizabeth Neal

    That is beautiful, Bob! Thank-you for sharing it with us.

  • Jennifer Gardner

    This is so great!!!!

  • Linda Santackas Degnan

    Wow… That’s terrific!!

  • The Tutu Project

    OMG, all I heard from the wings was “DO NOT DROP THE GUITAR”!!! Thanks 🙂

  • Mary Prieto Wyrick

    Thank You For All You Do For Breast Cancer YOU are terrific.

  • JoAnn Weimer

    Loving it!!!

  • Donna Petrotta

    Gotta love this guy !! He’s got chutzpah 🙂

  • Alexis Smith

    That is great!!!!

  • Joyce Roberts-Stein


  • Pamela Rabin

    How cool is that

  • Kristin Hanniger Jedziniak


  • Astrid Maringer

    Yep! That’s the right word! Had it at the tip of my tongue!

  • Tracy Gunnett Reed

    Speechless. I love this one!

  • Sheila Anderson

    A new favorite of mine !!!! Thank you for all you do !!

  • Stephanie Hoffmann-Balduff

    Awesome picture!

  • Jody Michlitsch Landa

    How COOL IS THAT!!!! Willie, Trigger AND The TUTU!!!

  • Sydney Anderson

    so far, Swan Lake is my favorite!

  • 安田亜矢

    Please come to JAPAN!!

  • Isolde Tietze

    You will rock the world!

  • Lisa Drouin Martin


  • Nan Curti

    Great picture.

  • Lisa Haberstock Jeffer


  • Lisa Meredith Robertson

    How awesome is this? You are doing some amazing things! Love it!

  • Dedoncker Lies

    Love it !

  • Cathy Hill Barnella

    One of my new favorites!

  • Marni Walker

    Wow … in a gallery of coolness this one’s a fave Bob 😉

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