“My mom died when I was eighteen. I acted like it didn’t bother me cause I was a punk rock kid. But I think it came back to me later in weird ways.”
This photo is part of a month-long collaboration I’m doing with Vogue.com. Vogue’s Met Gala has a punk rock theme this year, so they asked me to assemble a collection of punk-themed photos from the HONY archives. I’ve thrown in a few exclusives, also. Besides requesting “no cigarettes” and nixing a couple of portraits with egregious middle fingers, they were open to all sorts of personalities and let me have free reign with the selections. They were great to work with. We’re going to be adding a photo per day until May 6th, so be sure to check back.
It’s a cool collection: http://bit.ly/ZxixH5
Photo Series of the Day: In 2003, Bob Carey started photographing himself wearing a tutu in various places “as a lark.” But, after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, The Tutu Project became so much more — it became a way to laugh again. Now, with Ballerina — a collection of Carey’s tutu photos — it’s also a way to raise money to help other breast cancer patients.
The net proceeds from the sale of the book will go directly to breast cancer organizations, including Cancercare.org and the Beth Israel Department of Integrative Medicine Fund, that make significant differences in the lives of women with breast cancer and in the people who love them. Our goal is to raise $75,000. But we need your help to seed the project so it will take root and grow—and positively affect these families.