We’ve been getting amazing ideas for locations to consider for the next Tutu Project photograph. To be honest, Facebook makes finding messages really difficult, so we’ve started this blog post hoping our fans and friends will comment and provide links to pictures or location websites. Feel free to add your own place if you’d like us to visit. You never know where we’ll end up next! : – )
Marcela Shine is Founder of Avanzar Ventures, Business Manager of The Tutu Project and an advisor to the Carey Foundation. Her company, Avanzar Ventures, has been supporting the project by providing operational, social media and technical implementation strategy since the inception of the project.
Sundance Ski Resort in Provo, Utah, Park City, Utah or Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon…All beautiful places…
In front of the La Victoria wall in Jerome Arizona.
Ron: I am in Arizona all the time. Will actually be back there in a few weeks. I’ll keep that in mind! – Bob
Top of Seattle Space Needle!
we visited Ruby Falls several years ago and it is beautiful! you should too!
Well, I bet the Texas Roller Derby Girls would love for you to show up on the rink floor.
That is too funny! Do you have a link to their website or location?
Old Man’s Cave at Hocking Hills State Park in south east Ohio!
I was going to suggest this place too.
I think a picture of you in your pink tutu on top of Cadillac Mtn in Acadia National park at sunrise would be awesome. Many reasons, 1st, that is the first spot in the USA that the sun touches when it rises and 2nd Acadia is a beautiful place to visit.
Christa: love the inspiration behind your idea. Thanks!
We LOVE Montreal and it is on our short list!
Oval beach..sagutack, Michigan. Grandfather moutain, N.C.
Ashville, NC..slidding down the slippery rocks. Light house in Tawas city, Michigan. At the grand hotel, Mackinac, mi.
Green Belt, Austin, Texas.
Here are a few suggestions –
I think you should shoot in vermont,pink tutu apple picking in the fall!
Tonto Natural Bridge, world’s largest travertine arch, located in the middle of Arizona. Go to:
San Diego! oooh, or underwater scuba diving?
Hmmm…. the scuba diving idea might be a little scary but sure would be the most adventurous yet!
scuba diving is amazing, and the tutu would look great with all the fish! I’d suggest around here in San Diego, but water isn’t fantastic. I guess you’d have to go somewhere tropical 😉
You could always surf around here…that would look lovely too!
Chicago – in front of the Bean at Millennium Park
Willis Tower skydeck in Chicago!
Suggestions for tuto photo:
At “The Awakening” statue at national harbor place in Maryland ; or at one of the monuments in Washington DC.
Valerie: stay tuned for some AMAZING shots in Washington DC. That’s all we can say for now! 😉
My photography doesn’t do The Swamp justice, but maybe Clyde Butcher can give you some ideas…
Clyde Butcher Florida Gallery
Thanks for the link! We will check it out!
Thanks, hope you like it. Come on down here and I’ll be happy to help haul gear and hold reflectors for you!
In Cameron Indoor Stadium during a Duke basketball game — the sea of blue would make a great contrast
On top of the Space Needle in Seattle Washington or a Ferry Boat going to the San Juan Islands.
At a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, LA.
sitting in a pumpkin patch in the fall in vermont!
Nome, Alaska. Iditarod Finish Line. March. For DeeDee Jonrowe, Lance Mackey, Charlie Boulding and others.
Would love to see that Tutu in a Hawaii setting. In a waterfall, on a surfboard, under a Maui rainbow. So many options! My husband is a survivor & has been cancer free for 2 years. Your photos continue to inspire me since I first saw you on TV. Come visit us on Maui anytime. Aloha!
We would LOVE to visit Maui. And we are so glad that your husband is doing well. – Linda & Bob
Albuquerque, NM in October at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Nothing makes a better photo than 600+ hot air balloons in one place. At one time it was sponsored by Kodak and the most photographed event in the world.
How about the Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs NY. Built in the 1800’s, you could get lost in that old world era. There is also a great carousel in the town. Also, the Tarrytown Music Hall on Main Street in Tarrytown NY has lots of visual appeal and cool architecture.But wherever you go, it will be fantastic.
Jeanne: this is a great idea because it is fairly close for us! thanks.
How about downtown Seattle in front of the public market or on top of the Space Needle at sunrise or sunset.
Go check out The Great Falls in Paterson, NJ!!! Absolute beauty in a sadly forgotten town, vacated by big manufacturing companies which have pretty much killed the life of this wonderful city. Amazing historical sights… sadly neglected!! Would make a beautiful picture!!! 😎
The industries developed in Paterson were powered by the 77-foot high Great Falls, and a system of water raceways that harnessed the power of the falls, providing the power for the mills in the area until 1914 and fostering the growth of the city around the mills. The district originally included dozens of mill buildings and other manufacturing structures associated with the textile industry and later, the firearms, silk, and railroad locomotive manufacturing industries. In the latter half of the 19th century, silk production became the dominant industry and formed the basis of Paterson’s most prosperous period, earning it the nickname “Silk City.” In 1835, Samuel Colt began producing firearms in Paterson, although within a few years he moved his business to Hartford, Connecticut. Later in the 19th century, Paterson was the site of early experiments with submarines by Irish-American inventor John Philip Holland. Two of Holland’s early models — one found at the bottom of the Passaic River — are on display in the Paterson Museum, housed in the former Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works near the Passaic Falls.
The city was a mecca for immigrant laborers who worked in its factories. Paterson was the site of historic labor unrest that focused on anti-child labor legislation, and the six-month long Paterson silk strike of 1913 that demanded the eight-hour day and better working conditions, but was defeated by the employers with workers forced to return under pre-strike conditions. Factory workers labored long hours for low wages under dangerous conditions, and lived in crowded tenement buildings around the mills. The factories then moved south where there were no labor unions, and later moved overseas.
ABOVE IS A SECTION FROM WILKEPEDIA!!
Caren: this is local for us and a great idea!
Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky – home of the Kentucky Derby
In the stands of Fenway Park, with a baseball glove, ready to catch a ball
That would be AWESOME!
I think if you can manage it, a picture on one of the Washington State Ferries in the middle of the Puget Sound. That would be awesome. Or In Skagit Valley in April with all the Tulips.
Hi Bob! We have a historic stone mill called the Chapman/Beverley Mill in The Plains, VA. It is the tallest stacked stone building in the country. There is a mill with a waterfall on the property. It’s a favorite area for my own photo shoots, and I think you in a tutu there would be FAB.
http://chapmansmill.org/history Check it out! They have big plans for its renovation and restoration. 🙂
Hi Doyle: this sounds quite possible. I am going to keep in on our “short” list for sure!
The Cherry In the Spoon Bridge in the sculpture garden in front of the Walker Art Center in MInneapolis, MN with the first Basilica built in America in the background
(or on my delightfully bright red couch, seated against a lovely orange wall in my living room!!!)
. on stage with other dancers
. in front of the Juilliard school
. on the high line, NYC
. Niagara falls
. skydiving? 😉
How about wading in the eerily desolate Salton Sea?
1.) In the torch of the Statue of Liberty, from a helicopter
2.) Washing the windows of an iconic high rise building (from the exterior)
3.) On an iceberg with a polar bear in the background
4.) Climbing the Eiffel Tower
Eric – really? really? A POLAR BEAR? LOL.
The horse farms of Lexington, KY
Montauk Point Lighthouse, Long Island, NY; the Great Salt Pond, Block Island, RI or on the bow of my 42 foot sailboat!
Las Vegas, in front of the fountains at the Bellagio.
Yosemite. Most spiritual place on earth!
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
There is a sculpture of two huge dancing figures in the Denver Center Performing arts complex in Colorado that may make a cool shoot for you.
In the vineyards here in Napa or on the crushpad as the grapes come in. Or, Haleakala on Maui, or the lava fields of Kilauea or black sand beach. I’m also available to assist 🙂
The White House
Sure Ann… can you get us in?!? 😉
In Jacksonville Florida in front of the fountain at friendship park with it going full force at night it has colors would be amazing
Lots of great attractions in Ontario, Canada. CN Tower, Toronto, Niagara Falls….on the Mist of the Maiden, come to our alpaca farm….would love to have you….
The Quad Cities (IL-IA) is right on the Mississippi River. You have your choice of different river scenes, woods, parks, islands, and nearby cornfields, river boats, the River Bandits minor league stadium ( http://quadcities.riverbandits.milb.com/images/2008/06/04/tAiC2OHi.jpg), the sky bridge in Davenport ( http://www.portlandbolt.com/image/project/full/Rhythm_City_Skybridge_2-1.JPG), a couple of college campuses like St. Ambrose University ( http://www.sau.edu/Documents/websites/alumni/wallpaper/AmbroseHall1-1280×800.jpg), and more.
1) Haleakala Mountain, Maui during sunrise or in the crater
2) On the Road To Hana, Maui 🙂
The Bluegrass State! Either with our amazing horses on our rolling hills in Lexington, or in beautiful Bardstown, Ky, which was just named the most beautiful small town in America by Rand McNally & USA Today! My cousin just finished her last round of chemo there, and we’re proud to say she’s a breast cancer survivor!
Tell your cousin that we wish her the best! Tell her to post her picture on our honor wall to share her strength with our fans! And thanks for the recommendation.
The folks down here on Pensacola Beach would love to see the Pink Tutu. The contrast with the Sugar White sand would be Awesome. Sure hope to see you soon, Trent
In Santa Fe New Mexico for the 100th anniversary of NM being a state!
If ever want to get tropical, Costa Rica will welcome you and the Tutu Proyect
The top of Mt Whitney
The Golden Gate Bridge
Anywhere in Pt Reyes National Seashore
Boise Botanical Garden: http://www.idahobotanicalgarden.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=feature.display&feature_id=234
Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite National Park.
Or the Giant Redwoods of Northern Cali.
The Pink House in Wellsville, NY
At my wedding! 9/23/12 Fredericksburg, VA
The bridal party is all in black and white.
I have 2 guest spots left, you and your wife are so very welcome
To come!!! I think the pink tutu man would be awesome!
Serious offer! 🙂
You are SO sweet Shanna!Thanks for the invite and best of luck on a very special day!
Given the story behind the tutu project, i think <a href="http://www.1000wordsphotos.com/Waterfalls/heartrock1.html"this would be a good location
The National Capitol Columns in WDC.
Mount Washington in New Hampshire. It is the tallest peak in the northeastern United States and it seems apropos to the mountain that a cancer patient must climb to become cancer free.
Top of Sleeping Bear Dunes, Glen Arbor, Michigan.
Given the story behind The Tutu Project, I think Heart Rock Falls, in the San Bernardino mountains would be a good location.
National Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum
Fort Rock, Oregon =)
At Morro Rock in Morro Bay, California; at Bubble Gum Alley in San Luis Obispo, California; at Madonna In in San Luis Obispo, California (LOTS of pink on location here!); at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California; with the Elephant Seals in San Simeon, California; in the Humboldt National Readwood Forest in Humboldt County, California; on the Golden Gate Bridge or on a trolley car in San Francisco, California!!! I could go on and on…but I love these ideas best (so far!) Best wishes and keep having fun promoting such an important cause! I love what you’re doing to raise awareness and funding! Tutu Guy is my hero!
On the lobster wharf at the Town Landing at the end of Harbor Rd in Friendship, Maine dancing amid the traps and stacks of bouys.
Standing from the outside looking into my father-in-law’s 50 foot Seminole Indian chickee here in Naples, FL. He is a full blood Seminole Indian born and raised here…..actually born in the Everglades, not a hospital. He is a chickee builder…..he built one in his backyard….truly a work of art, and a dying one at that as only native Seminoles are allowed to build them. His father, Cory Osceola, was chief of the Indpendent Seminoles of Florida and was also in the movie “Wind Across the Everglades” with Christopher Plummer. My father-in-law is a 6th generation direct descendant of Chief Osceola. Both his father and his brother died from cancer. You can google O.B. Osceola, Sr. and you will see what an authentic chickee is. He has built them for over 40 years commercially for hotels, homes, and business, but he actually grew up living in a village with a chickee as his home. We would be honored if you would choose his chickee as a location for a picture. here is a link…..you will need to copy and paste into your browser. 🙂 Thanks for your consideration.
Almourol castle, Portugal http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/94/Almourol_034.jpg
I think it would be meaningful to do a shoot at a little white church in the woods. I can just see it in my minds eye. J;)
Knoebel’s Grove Amusement Park, Elysburg, PA
The PA Visitor’s Center, Tioga County, Rt 15. (beautiful, it’s a log cabin with gorgeous views of the Tioga Hammond Reservoir.
Rye Playland on a very busy day.
Napa valley. Either running through the vineyards with hot air balloons above, or holding onto a rope of a hot air balloon about to take off
Door County Wisconsin in the fall – lots of opportunities with water and gorgeous fall color.
Old Faithful, Yellowstone national park. Double meaning.
How about the oldest city in America…St, Augustine at the old Spanish Fort Matanzas, right on the ocean or across the street on St George Street with its old cobblestone streets!!
How about a small town football game on a Friday night in the fall…..you could run in with the players (or on the field with them when they are warming up) or with the marching band (or on top of the band majors ladder directing the band)……I think it would symbolize how cancer hits anywhere, big town, small town, famous places, not so famous places….
Try Black Rock City, NV located in the Black Rock Desert, NV during the Burning Man event, August 26 through September 3, 2012. There’s a celebration of tu-tu wearing on Tuesday, aptly named “Tu-Tu Tuesday.” I imagine many of these good people would even help you out…imagine a massive tu-tu wearing photo!!! best wishes, with love!
Pittsburgh! We’ve got the most bridges in the US (2nd most in the WORLD) and some amazing views.
Actually this is a much better web site for St Augustine
How about Midland in West Texas next to a Pump Jack and some Longhorns???? I have a spare bedroom for you and your wife!!!!!
How about the San Jacinto Monument or the USS Texas in Pasadena TX. Both are located in the same park. Would love to see you here!
Second vote for the top of the Willis (Sears) Tower in Chicago in the skybox
FARGO! either OCT or winter when there’s snow! In Oct, the Hotel Donaldson covers itself in garlands of bras! It’s amazing and would make for a great shot on the tiny balcony or the rooftop terrace. (we are launching my new Bra book there this year during Bras on Broadway!) Yes, Fargo has a “Broadway” Check out pics of the hotel covered in bras here…
Or Winter! you could be ice fishing, or with the actual woodchipper from the movie Fargo, and a fur bomber hat, or out by a fence in the snow like the scene where he buried the money! LOL
How about in the wheat fields during wheat harvest? My husband farms in the Skyrocket Hills of Prescott Washington which is just north of Walla Walla in the Touchet Valley. The view is pretty amazing. A picture of the hills in the in early summer made the O magazine July 2002. Guess a passing photograph took the picture and submitted it, not really sure???
At a cirque show. I’m an aerialist so I think seeing one at a cirque show would be awesome.
Also we are having a student showcase at our aerial and cirque school the weekend of Aug 25. You’re always invited.
I can see about 50 ballerinas on stage dressed all in white and Bob in their midst in his signature pink tutu.
How about Tombstone Arizona? You would look great with one of the gunfighters or on one of the stage coaches.
How about the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan. It connects the lower and upper peninsulas, it’s beautiful and majestic
I don’t know if Europe could interest you but I suggest you the Giant Causeway or the rope bridge in Northern Ireland or simply my hometown Liege in Belgium
Luxembourg has wonderful place as well …
keep on spreding your message of hope
dressing room at a belly dance show (oct. 21, 2012).
Our local Renaissance Faire has not only a plethora of amusing and interesting people, but also a gorgeous location (shire) of permanent buildings set in the woods. The contrast with the “folk” might be fun. http://www.renfair.com/bristol/
But if you come up this way – you have to come to my house for supper. 🙂
Manassas Battlefield in Virginia – then at the old train station.
Morro Rock in Morro Bay, California. Not only is it a beautiful location, but it can be a visual metaphor for breast cancer.
The Grand Canyon…Sedona, AZ…Sleeping Bear Dunes, MI…
We’ve actually done one at the Grand CAnyon! Check out the home page pictures. 🙂
Maui, it is so beautiful and peaceful. There are many areas on the island that would be perfect.
Anywhere in Colorado Springs, CO or Woodland Park, CO or Manitou Springs, CO with a shot of Pikes Peak in the background. Check out some photos of the Peak by The Pikes Peak Guy – http://www.mypeak365.com or check out his FB page – facebook.com/thepikespeakguy. Good luck and thanks for the fun!
Andy, one of our volunteers lived in Colorado and has people there so we might just make it there at some point. She said that the train to Pikes Peak is very cool… Bob might get a little cold but he’s done crazier things! 😉
The train to Pikes Peak IS cool. But doesn’t need to be cold in the summer time! I look forward to seeing new craziness from Bob!
On stage at The Ryman auditorium in Nashville, TN, where the Grand Ole Opry used to be held before moving out to Opryland. Minnie Pearl was a cast member on the Opry for 50 years. She was also a breast cancer survivor and had been a stalwart spokeswoman for breast cancer sufferers until she died (of another cause) at the age of 83. Her kindness and personal service to women with breast cancer is legendary. It is still a very popular music venue and would be a most appropriate place for the Pink Tutu Project to shoot.
We LOVE the meaning around your suggestion because of its tie in to breast cancer. we are going to put it at the top of Bob’s list!
Hey! That’s awesome!
How about Wall Street at lunch time – Would be funny to see the tutu amongst the suits!
That SURE would be interesting. Maybe we’ll pet that bull while we are down there!
The headlands in Mendocino, The largest plaza in California , Sonoma. Playing a game with a little league team . Love what you do! Thank you.
Just love what you are doing, its great 100%!!
I am over in Atlanta GA and run a circus / entertainment company. We produce shows and provide corporate entertainment and entertainers for parties.
2 ideas, first if you find yourself over here in GA we can set up a photo shoot with some fire performers or something! We also have a show were doing a Paris on Ponce (*a fancy event space here in the ATL on July 18th for Bastille day (French Independence day) http://theimperialopa.com/circus/opa-news/bastille-day-2015 .. if you are in town, I we will give you 2 tickets to the show and do a shoot of you on stage.
Hey, Thanks for all you are doing. Its just wonderful!!
Tim, please email me directly (their business manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com so that we can talk. These sound like amazing ideas!!!!
How about the glass bridge over the Grand Canyon? Good reason to go back to the South West. Make it a “Tutu Fan Day”. Also, Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs (Where the song “America” was inspired). AND the US Air Force Academy. They have a unique chapel and a Pegasus statue that you would look great riding!
I have 2 suggestions:- In the Biggest Little Town in the World, Reno, NV under the Reno arch in downtown, and Pyramid Lake, an Indian Reservation just outside Reno. Pyramid Lake is the same topaz color as Lake Tahoe without all the development of a tourist town. It’s beautiful. Also, on the way to Pyramid Lake is the Wild Horse Preserve on Pyramid Highway with hundreds of wild horses in corrals. You can’t get inside the fences, but you can take photos in front of the pens and the mountain backdrop is awesome.
Sackets Harbor, NY on the 1812 battlefield with Lake Ontario in the background.
Boldt Castle in the Thousand Islands in NY. The mansion was build by the owner of the Waldorf Astoria but was never lived in.
There is also a small island with a house on that the tour narrrators call the mother in law house. It had a door on each of the four walls.
In honor of Stephanie Spielman……Columbus, OH. Center of the Horseshoe (the Buckeyes stadium), standing in the Block “O”. Or dotting the “I” with “TBDL” (The Best Damn Band in the Land), The Ohio State Marching Band. Trust me, if you live here, you would know how very cool that would be!!!
Martha’s vineyard in front of the gingerbread cottages
We were at Martha’s Vineyard this summer.. stay tuned!
The edge walk on the CN Tower, in Toronto, Canada. A view of the whole city in front of you.
Northeastern lighthouses … Portland headlight (Portland, ME), Nubble Light (Cape Neddick, ME) etc
We are heading up to Maine VERY soon. Stay tuned to find out more.
I believe you shoukd come to northwestern Iowa, namely my small town of Holstein. Your photograph in the tall corn would be amazing and beautiful. Or in the beans. Or even in town. It’s a small town, you could take it on main street without affecting “traffic”! Love your beautiful photos. Would love to be part of them!
I also think you should do a “flash mob” dance with breast cancer survivors, famous and non-famous, for the month of October…
The airport!!! I work for a major airline and you in front of a giant plane in a major airport would be so cool!!!!
Jen, if you can get us approval I will be there! – Bob
I do have a cool outtake with an airplane in the back. Have ou seen it?
In the mountains of North Carolina in autumn for my dear friend who recently lost her battle.
The Hover Dam, Water Skiing, Devils Tower Wyoming, The Boc Gardens in Florida, the edge of a peir looking out into the ocean, a nursing home, the hospital baby room, standing in front of a class room of children teaching, Waimea Canyon on Kauai, Hawaii the red rocks and dirt are have enough contrast it would be visiualy stunning. On stage with Hula Dancers, maybe? A traditional black gowned graduation ceremony, with all the rows of hats and you walking in the middle. Amougst women in the Red Hat Society, Girl Scouts? An apple orchard? A rodeo? The Corn Palace in Mitchel South Dakota, The St. Louis Arch? On a stage overlooking a crowd of people or even for that matter an empty theater.
The sky is your limit…you are so inspiring. You have an amazing gift to share with the world, not only in your photography, but your story as well.
Bungy Jumping someplace really awesome … New Zealand & Nepal come to mind. 🙂
thanks Beth! I’m not sure that Linda would like it much if I decided to Bungy jump but it sure is one of the most original ideas! 🙂
Would like to see you visiting our beautiful beaches here in Indian Harbour Beach, Brevard County, Florida.
Have you ever Tutued under the Gateway Arch in St Louis, Missouri?….just saying
Debbie: that is already in our plans. Someone on our team has family there that we can stay with!
The Washington state Olympic Peninsula….go visit the Hoh Rainforest and stay in Forks at the Quillayute River Resort. http://www.qriverresort.com
It is such a serene place, right on the Quillayute River and just a small jaunt down to Rialto Beach. The beach is a spectacular treat and if you go at low tide you can walk to ‘hole in the wall’ which is a giant hole through a very large rock formation.
The Q River website has some pics of the area on it…I’m a little biased about the QRR since my in-laws own it but it really is a special place, especially if you enjoy nature. Where ever you end up going, have fun out there!
The pier in Huntington Beach California
Atop Stone Mountain, just outside of Atlanta – or even skipping across the lawn at the base of the mountain in front of the carving.
How about near the Mary Tyler Moore sculpture on Nicolet Mall in Minneapolis – you can toss a pink hat?!
Suggestion for site: Bob Kerrey Bridge/Omaha, NE
Beautiful foot bridge between Omaha and Council Bluffs, IA!
Painted hills (Eastern Central Oregon) in Oregon would be a beautiful place to wear your tutu or on the bridge over the entrance to the smallest harbor in the world in Depoe Bay Oregon.
Las Vegas! Ideas: On stage with an Elvis impersonator, at the famous ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign, at one of the iconic casinos like Caesars Palace, at a night club with a view/back drop off the whole city.
New York City: Line up with the Rockettes
Lake Tahoe, Incline Village aboard the Hyatt Catameran (SP)
Hi Tracy we have done a Las Begas shot and are waiting for approval
From the hotel to release the image
Hope to get it soon!
How about The Alamo in San Antonio, TX!!
Wind turbines in Kansas along I-70
Saratoga Springs race track. Only open until labor day
How about the Calatrava designed Quadracci Pavilion of the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Burke Brise Soleil – it’s truly beautiful as seen in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGQJPkQL0fU
and in the info pages: http://mam.org/visit/details/detail_burke.php
I believe the tutu would stand out beautifully on the bridge in front of the open wings!
I think you should come to the Benicia Arsenal, it has amazing old bulidings, brick , industiral, and one Hip Chick Tutu loving lady named Carrie who would LOVE to take a picture with you. Tutu man and Tutu woman…epic.
Carrie we love your website! and you have some very cool Tutu pictures – especially the ones with the kids. very touching. feel free to post one on our Breast Cancer Honor Wall. also, we plan to make donations to children’s hospitals so if you would ever consider donating a tutu, let us know.
Rock climbing! Great location at Pinnacles National Monument, outside Monterey Bay in California. The climb is called [appropriately enough] “Photographer’s Delight” (checkout the book “A Climber’s Guide to Pinnacles”) for a sample.
Or in the Sierra Nevada Mountains –We’ll host you and find a great site for you! Free climbing instruction included …
Vicki: there is an image of “Ballerina” on a tree (it will be in the book). Linda gets nervous enough when I do those. I don’t think rock climbing would keep me on her good side! 🙂 But it sure sounds beautiful.
Toronto boardwalk by lake ontario. Petroglyph park in Peterborough Ontario.
Chimney bluffs. Lake Ontario. NY.
The Spillway at Pymatuning – http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2204
Center ice at an NHL arena.
McConnell’s Mill – http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mcclell2/homepage/mill.htm
Mandy, one of our team members is a HUGE Rangers fan. The picture would have to be in New York or she may never forgive me! But it would be a great image.
I’d love to see you in Canaima National Park in Venezuela just in front Angel’s Fall
Love your mission!
How about doing a TuTu Project, where you are photographed in as many of our country’s beautiful National Parks, with Half Dome in the background, Old Faithful going off, in the middle of a carved out Redwood Tree, on the edge at the Grand Canyon. Think of all the people you can reach when the Parks are at peak attendance! I think a book like this would be awesome, as so many people never get the chance or take the time to see our parks. No country in the world has more parks than the US. I’ve ordered a book and can’t wait to get it… and I only hope that you are planning another one! Bless you for all you are doing to keep Breast Cancer in the forefront of so many people’s minds!
Thanks for the support!
You’ve just got to come to Japan! There are so many places you could pose…and then how about a tutu and a kimono? Or up at the earthquake zone round the Fukushima plant, where so many children now are in danger from the radiation…I guess I’m not in touch with breast cancer or other cancer organizations here, but I’m sure there are many, and it could be such fun…You’re doing such a fantastic job!
How about National Parks areas across the US? You might have to get permision from each Park, but, the pics would be awesome ! Keep up the good work !
Alaska! Fishing on the Kenai River-Bob in his tutu and hip waders.
There are many beautiful places in Washington State, one of my favorites is Deception Pass, It is a beautiful bridge connecting the mainland with Whidbey Island on the north side.
With a lot of another tutus! Maybe little girls in white tutus, during a training… And you can visit Germany,we’ll find lot of places to be, for sure! 🙂 You’re amazing!
Hi! I love what you do. I’m a photojournalist for our the local paper in Greenville, SC. It’s a beautiful little city and the Liberty Bridge would make a great spot for your photo. This is a night shot, but it’s beautiful during the day as well.
Best of luck,
I currently live in Bethany Beach and know that you were in Dewey Beach a few months ago. I am from Philadelphia. We have the most famous LOVE park landmark right next to City Hall. Near the LOVE sign and fountain would be a great location.
How about a lunar backdrop (maybe a picture screen or at a space museum…not a real trip to the moon…LOL!!!). The pink would really show up against the gray and the picture could symbolize “the sky is the limit.” I so enjoy the creativity of this project. It brings such joy into my heart as you travel the world.
Tandem skydiving over beautiful New York/New Jersey. http://www.jerseydive.com
You may have to re-think the attachment and layering of the Tutu. 🙂
Denise: just the thought of the face of the camera crew that would have to come with me is making Linda and I crack up!
Haha! Put them in tutu’s and have another photographer to capture the group. Like the Elvis skydivers. 🙂
An amazing and beautifully lit cave called Blanchard Springs Caverns near Mountain View Arkansas would be spectacular! Huge, natural caverns that look like something out of a fantasy or dream. Easy to get there and something you’d never forget… Google it and see for yourself.
There is a very cool bridge in Iowa on a bike path called the ‘High Trestle Bridge’. I would love to see a picture from the Tutu Project taken at night when the bridge is all lit up. Google the ‘High Trestle Bridge’ in Iowa for a glimpse. Even though I can’t afford the $650. for the book – I am an avid follower and I think this is the most amazing project.
Rhonda thanks! The book will be $50 so we hope that you can purchase it so that you can enjoy all of the pictures in your home! We also have postcards. We wanted to make sure that pictures are available to people at all price points. Visit Our Store to see more.
I am from Chicago- so naturally I would suggest the lookout ledge at the top of the Sears Tower AKA Willis Tower- or the Bean in Millineuim Park- however, I do have to saw I LOVE the Alaska, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis idea.. hey, I also think the front lawn of the White House would be FABULOUS!!!!
Ha! Yes Therese the White House would be amazing. Now we are just waiting for an invitation!
How about in front of a mammography machine with the doctors and nurses wearing your t-shirt.
Denise: we love that you suggested something other than the Tutu! We were actually invited to a fund raiser and they asked us to wear our t-shirts. We are so excited to wear them proud!
My love affair for New York started in 1985 with a magical trip from Charlotte, NC staying at the now desecrated Plaza Hotel and dinner at the Rainbow Room. My understanding from the folks in the lobby at Rock Center is that it is frozen in time. I can so envision you dancing alone on the ball room floor.
I’m also a volunteer marketing, Events Planner or just shlepper and am at your disposal, with Diana Vreeland and Robert Isabel as inspiration.
Thanks for the suggestion Michael. We just sent you a direct email message to discuss volunteer help!
Thought maybe Maine with a Moose, Niagara Falls- (Maid of the Mist, Walk Behind the Falls),
Fly fishing, kite flying,tip toe thru the tulips, roller skating????
Just a few thoughts to begin with.. I’ll stay in touch.
A moose! LOL. Definitely our first wild animal recommendation!
My son and I look at your website often, and he would like to see you in two of his favorite places: Hanalei Bay, Kauai and Love Park, Philadelphia. Keep up the great work. We love the photo of you in a pasture full of cows.
With the Marines!
This would sure be an amazing way to honor our country!
In front of the “Welcome To Walt Disney World” sign in Orlando Florida!
If you go to Niagara Falls, please come up the highway to Toronto, and leap into the air with the Skydome and CN tower in the background (best shot would probably be from Toronto Islands).
Powers Catholic High School would make a great location! They are at the old Michigan School for the Deaf!
A perfect idea!
on a ferry in the San Juan’s … maybe catch a pod of whales in the background.
You should do the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia. Or The Mackinaw Bridge in Michigan.
I just finished treatment for Stage 3 Breast Cancer. I would LOVE for you to come to our farm in Duvall, Washington . It’s about 26 mikes from Seattle. It’s heaven on earth !!!!!
Amy: we hope that you are holding strong! We wish we were closer too! If you are ever out this way let us know.
LOVED your interview on Sunrise….you are amazing and wonderful! Need a photo near a big, raging river!!! would love to have that one on my wall….
Trump Tower, NY,NY, pink marble waterfall!! Please
I recently found out that I have the “breast cancer gene”. I’m still trying to digest the fact that I have an 80% (+/-) chance of getting breast cancer. It would be so uplifting to see a photo of you in Denver, or Colorado in general. Maroon Bells is a phenomenal experience!
Caley thanks for writing to us. We will keep you in our thoughts and hope the best for you. We promise to keep Colorado in mind as we plan more locations. 🙂
I hiked to Angels Landing in Zion National Park with my daughter this year. That would be an awesome tutu photo!
edinburgh castle!!! or, if in usa, walking across the golden gate bridge or walking down 5th avenue in new york!
I’d love to see you leverage that fancy pink tutu in the antithesis of what might be “accepted” like the Super Bowl (! With a charity backing you) or a national Sumo tournament or a super crowded beach or in the stands of a NASCAR race, etc. Your “gift” to the world, your wife, etc. is amazing. A large scale – super “manly” or super “girly” locale would just make people pay attention, buy your art, book (!) and give back just as big as you! That’s kinda my point. Tutu on!
Just got my print back from the framer today (Rock Wall). Gorgeous!
Have you ever heard of “The World’s Largest Treehouse” in Crossville, TN? It’s seven stories of old weathered wood that would make that pink tutu pop! If you do it, barbeque at my house – just up the road.
Send us a picture of your print on the wall Judy! And thanks for the invitation. 🙂
At Monument Valley, AZ. There is a rock outcropping where John Ford, the director of many Western films stood while directing. You can see the vista of some of the amazing rock formations. If the photo is done at either sunrise or sunset, the sky is a canvas of color.
Monument Avenue in Richmond, VA is the only street designated a National Historic Site – and every year it’s the site of one of the biggest 10K’s in the country – and features a “Dress Up and Run” contest. The 10K supports causes like Massey Cancer Center, I imagine a crowd of pink tutu-ed runners (male, female, adult and child) supporting breast cancer survivors would be well received by the crowd.
Another Richmond option: Hollywood Cemetery – one of the most beautiful cemeteries (fantastic photo ops) AND the final resting place of 3 “American” presidents…
The Alamo or any place in San Antonio.
I had breast cancer in 2001 & my mom in 2002. We made it through with lots of prayers and a great attitude. Thank you for your “project.” You are amazing.
Thank you for your note and your support. We agree… attitude and prayers can make all the difference!
What about a photo at Mardi Gras in NOLA or Festifools in Ann Arbor, MI? Or maybe on a farm with llamas or chickens….?
Seeing you and your tutu in the NYC Marathon!!!
I battled breast cancer in 2001, was cancer free for 10 years, now it’s back as Stage 4 Breast Cancer. I love your photos, they make me laugh and smile every-time I see them whether I’ve seen them multiple times or for the first time. I have been sharing them with all my friends!!! Thank you so much for what you are doing.
I have a suggestion maybe you could do a pic with the Forever Marilyn statue in Palm Springs California if your ever out here
In the cotton fields of Tennesse. They call the fields white snow when they are busting open. So pretty.
Just a quick Thank You for the wonderful smiles yall give and raising awareness in such a possitive way! I have a suggestion for a photo shoot: Dallas Pioneer Plaza Cattle Drive sculpture in Dallas, TX. It’s an awesome site and Texan’s LOVE to anything that puts their name out there. 🙂
I think you should pose in Washington DC at the Tidal Basin during the Cherry Blossom Festival when all is in full bloom! Usually in March. It would be fantastic!
I love this whole project! It makes me smile and cry at the same time. My life has been altered by cancer too many times and this reminds me that you still have to live life and find happiness!
Thank you for your inspiration!
My suggestions would be Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado – http://www.empoweringparks.com/Mesa-Verde-National-Park.html
Multnomah Falls in Oregon.
Hi Amy, yes so many of us have been touched and our hope is that we can bring a smile and laughter to as many as possible. Thanks for your support.
If ever down south, Centenial Park in Atlanta Georgia would be a wonderful place. Also, a shot in the middle of a Sports field during a game. That would get the word out for sure. Keep up the amazing work.
come down to the new orelans and get that tutu mixed in with the superbowl!! other amazing nola (and near NOLA) options bourbon street, jackson square, chalmette battlefield, or oak alley plantation.
Come to Frenchtown, NJ! It’s a great little town on the Delaware River. I was just in the local toy store and there was a 4′ tall stuffed giraffe with a pink tutu and I immediately thought of you. We have an active Yoga therapy group that does special yoga for cancer care classes and workshops. No doubt you’d get a lot of support.
Love what you do!
Deb: Linda will be in touch, we’d love to do a special class with a “tutu” theme in October. Any interest?
On a stage in a row of professional ballerinas, all dressed in identical white tutus, and you in your pink.
Ooh, I like this idea too, as well as the Marines!
On Maui this October is an event called Paddle for life. A group known as Mana’olana, Hawaiian for hope, started paddling together and now there is a fundraiser for cancer research that involves paddling between 2 islands. The pink ladies are joined by other paddlers. Bob in his pink tutu would look wonderful in the canoe!
I love what you are doing!! I live in Minneapolis and thought it would be fun if you came here and took a picture by our famous Spoon and Cherry statue at the Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden with downtown in the background! The red of the cherry would be great against the pink tutu!
Pose on the back of a sanitation (garbage) truck to represent how breast cancer affects even the most common everyday and taken-for-granted people and activities. (perhaps on an older, tree-lined suburban street street for contrast as opposed to a city street with a busy background). Just a thought….
We’d love for you to consider a photo shoot in Howard County, Maryland at one of our Blossoms of Hope cherry tree groves during the April blossoming season… Our trees have helped raise over $175,000 for a local cancer resource center here. We have sponsored the TuTu project and I am going to be presenting the photo we received to the Center in October as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Once I receive the book we will also be donating that to the Center. Our blossoming trees would make a great backdrop and a great story. Thanks for your beautiful work and caring heart.
I had two ideas one was with Bob on a Harley with 1000 Harleys in the background or off of the Harley with him holding up one hand like a cop with a thousand Harley and there rough riders looking on, his back to the camera. (Thought on that one is my brother-in-law Phil McCormick is the president of Iowa’s ABATE chapter(they help motorcyclists keep their rights and motorcycle awarenenss). There are chapters everywhere, there in Iowa they have a Freedom Rally the first part of July every year. Must be a big deal they attract the likes of Clint Black for music groups.
The second is I am a distributor for a great appreciation company called SENDOUTCARDS, they are all about helping people appreciate others and what better way to appreciate cancer awareness then with Bob posed on one of their cards or possibly mini pictures of his large prints with a message for people to check out what you are doing here.
Great stuff you are doing!
Hi Bob —
Was diagnosed with Triple Negative BC right before last Christmas, and, after 16 rounds of chemo, once clinical trial and a mastectomy, I’m better than ever! My oldest brother (who’s now the proud owner of a Project Tutu T shirt) introduced me to your photographs in the middle of my chemo treatment and I’ve followed your news ever since. Love, love, love what you’re doing and think your wife is the luckiest woman on earth.
Please come ot Sandwich MA (on Cape Cod) and take a photo jumping off the iconic Sandwich boardwalk in your tutu.. Google “Sandwich Boardwalk”: and you can see what a great site it would be. Thanks for all you do!
Hi Libby! This is Linda, thank you for this wonderful note. We hope to have a chance to meet you soon. Best of luck with everything.
Thanks, Linda. Just watched the “Today” show piece on you and Bob, and am sending love and prayers to you for good health. One of my dearest friends in the world was diagnosed with metastatic BC this summer, after a 15-year remission. We all need the Tutu Project in our lives to remember to smile and think about all the good in the world.
Come to Dallas!! Dallas is full of prime locations for wonderful photos!!
I would LOVE to see a photo with the Williams Plaza Mustangs in Las Colinas, TX (just outside of Dallas)!!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/bytegirl/5501576498/
Or with Big Tex at the State Fair of Texas! http://www.flickr.com/photos/belfathus/55635644/
(Texas State Fair is open Sept 28 – Oct 21, 2012).
The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas would be an awesome site!! Also, there is a HUGE steel cross in Kerrville, Texas—site of unexplained “orbs” (angels) and unexplained “gold specks” dusting! A very spiritual, blessed site! I live in Kerrville—would LOVE to meet you!
Lighthouse on the coast of Maine or a lobster boat
Come to Tacoma, WA and have Bob photographed both inside and outside of Bob’s Java Jive on South Tacoma Way! Plenty of inspiration there. Other sites could be The Glass Bridge, Museum of Glass Hot Shop, posing with ET, the walrus at Point Defiance Zoo, spinning through the classic cars at the LaMay Car Museum, the possibilities in Tacoma are endless!
I think you’d look great at the iconic Bixby Bridge in Big Sur, (Love the pics of you in the snow.)
…on the central coast of California. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bixby_Creek_Bridge)
I was sitting here looking at the Love’s Truck Stop logo(Loves with 3 hearts layered), Bob with him standing on top of the building with logo. They are currently doing a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network, with every purchase they ask “Would you like to donate a dollar to The Children’s Miracle Network?”
A tutu reflection in the Chicago “bean” would be beautiful.
A cotton field in bloom in the Mississippi Delta, followed by the front porch at the Shack Up Inn, America’s oldest B&B (bed and beer).. Would love to see you in the Deep South!
A picture on a stage in an opera with some ‘real’ ballerinas would be hilarious! 🙂
Nice idea, saw it some minutes ago on German television. All the best!
Hi! I’ll have two suggestions for a location – if you haven’t been there yet 😉
1: the Statue of “Bavaria” in Munich, Germany would be great, especially during Octoberfest. That is known all over the World, visited by People from all Nations (even from Australia). The Statue is a Woman, so that might be perfect for a breast cancer project.
2: the Big Buddha on Lantau Island, Hongkong. This is also visited and known by lots of people – and breast cancer surely is a Thing in Asia as well! So with this Location you might reach the asians too.
Thanks for your courage and greetings from Munich!
Suggested location for photo shoot
Coral castle in Homestead, FL