Auction Begins for PocketWizard® Plus® III Radios in Support of the Carey Foundation’s “Tutu Project”
Twenty “Tutu Pink” Limited Edition Radio Triggers Helping to Raise Funds and Awareness for the Breast Cancer Community
So. Burlington, VT – May 10, 2013 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announced today that bidding has begun for twenty, very special edition radio triggers, molded in “tutu pink” and signed by photographer Bob Carey.
The first pink PocketWizard Plus III radio trigger to be auctioned, sold for seven hundred and fifty dollars, during a May 3 New York City reception, co-sponsored by LPA Design. All auction proceeds will benefit the Carey Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, in celebration of its first anniversary.
The fully-functional PocketWizard Plus III radios feature a bright pink molded plastic exterior and in keeping with breast cancer awareness, they even incorporate a pink backlight display panel. Production is limited to only 20 radios leaving just 19 additional, limited edition radio triggers to be auctioned. Each unit is signed and numbered by Bob Carey. Details about bidding and more information can be found here:
In addition to the twenty PocketWizard Plus III radio triggers, LPA Design will also offer a limited edition (five hundred), G-Wiz Squared gadget bags in the same Tutu Pink color. This special edition of the Pocket Wizard G-Wiz bag will be available for purchase in limited quantities at the Carey Foundation website beginning in June. All net proceeds for these special-edition gadget bags will also benefit the Carey Foundation.
“The amazing photographs in Bob Carey’s Tutu Project collection demonstrate the healing power of photography and have captured the hearts, minds and spirit of so many people,” said Dave Schmidt, LPA Design’s VP of Marketing. “PocketWizard is inspired by Bob’s unique vision as well as his belief that each of us can make important positive contributions to the lives of others. PocketWizard is proud to support Bob and the great work being done by the Carey Foundation.”
Bob Carey is a commercial photographer from Arizona with decades of photography experience. Carey's wife Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer nine years ago. A self-portrait enthusiast who had previously transformed himself in several series of artistic images, Bob began photographing himself in a pink tutu following his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis. Linda shared these images with her fellow patients while they were receiving cancer treatment. Soon the Tutu Project was born, and all proceeds from the prints go to the non-profit Carey Foundation, which provides transportation, meals, and other daily needs to women undergoing breast cancer treatment. Images from the Tutu Project have been collected in the recently self-published book Ballerina.
Images and prints from the Tutu Project can be found at the Tutu Project site http://www.thetutuproject.com/. His book Ballerina, other Tutu Project gear, and donation information can be found here: http://www.thetutuproject.com/support-the-tutu-project/. Bob Carey's photography can be seen at his site http://bobcarey.com/. In addition, a short film written and directed by Ron Egatz for PocketWizard, can be seen on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/48094340 and YouTube at http://youtu.be/y91g67ctQKY.
Carey uses PocketWizard Plus III (http://plusiii.pocketwizard.com/) radios to execute his self-portraits taken on location around the United States.
If you have any questions regarding the Tutu Project or Ballerina, please contact Linda Carey at Linda@bobcarey.com; Phone: 917-502-9343
Incorporating the latest radio technology, PocketWizard radio triggers exceed the demands of the professional and serious amateur photographer with durability, ease of use, advanced capabilities and legendary reliability. PocketWizard products, including the PLUS®X, PLUS® III, PLUS® II, MultiMAX, MiniTT1® and FlexTT5® are made by LPA Design, based in South Burlington, Vermont and sold by distributors around the world including the MAC Group in the USA.
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