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. >>>
Bob, I didn’t appreciate this image until I noticed that all the lines in it lead to the top of a perfect triangle. Even the shadows it the image meet at that point. it’s brilliant.
We LOVE this caption from Bob Holt on our FB page: “They told me this would happen if i drank again.” Made us CRACK up!
Those Monks know how to party! Too many Sacramental wine toasts last night!
“I’m hiding from the TSA guys–they still think they need to pat me down for a concealed weapon!”
“Fluorescent lighting makes me look amazing!” – said no one EVER.
Whoa..That last pirouette made me really dizzy…
“I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And doggone it, people like me.”
What I see for this image is. “Can’t stop now, the fight (against breast cancer) must go on.”
Whew. Still looking manly, thank goodness.
Bob, only you can carry off the tutu look and still be all male. 🙂
I CAN BE the Black Swan!
“God sees the beauty in everyone & loves you just the way you are”♥
“Mirror Mirror on the wall…”
Wow, those screaming groupies can really wear a person out….
I know there was drinking…but where did the tutu come from?
“I’m not alone, because there I am!”
“Does this Tutu make my ankles look big?”
I knew there as drinking…but where did the tutu come from?
Looking deep into the soul and seeing all the greatness that resides there.
I think this wrinkle cream is working!
C’mon, you can do this…you’ve got this. Now get out there and twirl like no man has twirled before!
Me eyebrows need waxing
” i am not giving up “
” I am Love”
Gotta go number one or number “tutu”?
Because I love & support her—that’d be my caption. I read the story about this man.
I don’t like this one. Much prefer the ones where you are out in nature.
Now how will the nuns react to my tutu?
You are smart enough, you are good enough and darn it, people like you! Go out and shine. Knock’em on their tutus!
I thought I was posting this on the rest of the comments and not a reply @@ I do want to know how the nuns will react 🙂
Does my bum look too big in this ?
what did I come in here for??
“I feel pretty… oh so pretty… I feel pretty and witty and gaaaaaay… and I pity any girl who isn’t me today!”
I should NOT have tried THAT at the barre
Oh my…monks really do wear red underwear
Lovely, heartfelt project. Thank you for sharing!
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