The Carmelite Monastery is where the Santa Fe Photography Workshops is held throughout the year. I have been going there since 1996 and those workshops pretty much changed my life by introducing me to the most, talented photographers and students I have ever met. World renowned photographers like Mary Ellen Mark, Albert Watson, Nadav Kander, and many, many more that I still admire and am in touch with today. Including of course Laurie Kratochvil, the amazing picture editor for my book.
I loved arriving there because the nuns would wave to us when we would drive by as they were mowing the lawn, no joking!! I have been using that bathroom since 1996 and always loved the angles and lighting in there. Decided to throw on the tutu and see what I could get. I just kept moving around the bathroom until I found the right angle.
The reaction to this image is always interesting. I guess I do have a “what am I doing in this tutu” look about me. It is lonely, but what I see the most are the amazing lines in this bathroom and the contrast in color.
What does it make you feel?
How would you caption it?
~ Bob Carey
This image was included in Bob’s photography book, Ballerina, dedicated to women with breast cancer. >>>