Back in August 2009 I created a shot titled “Ballet Vacate”. Shortly after I showed that image to a gallery and they asked me to create a series around that image, and so I did. The series was named after the flagship image, “Ballet Vacate”. After creating 20 images, 5 of which got thrown away, I think I’m ready to detach myself from my tutus and sell them as part of The Prop Project.
These tutus are heavily worn, have been dragged through swamps and beyond to get the shots that are in my series, but I assure you they are all clean now. That said, they are not professionally made. They were made by my very talented friend Kate Berman with my assistance. The tutus are layered pieces of cut tulle with a ribbon sewn around the top to tie it all together. They are open on one side, and you must be small enough to tie it all the way around you or else there is a gap…however, seeing as a camera captures a 2-D image, this has never been a problem. I hid it well, right?
There are 3 tutus total with the tulle and ribbon of a 4th that was never sewn together. Here are some images of the tutus and the ways in which I have used them (click for a larger view).
Now, my images:
To bid on these tutus head over to my EBAY page. Thank you all and good luck!!