Carey's wife was diagnosed with breast cancer and he wished to show his love and concern by doing something different to humor her.
Also, he wished to raise awareness about breast cancer. Being a man with a different sense of humor, all he had to do was blend his keen interest for photography and the love for his wife to give a befitting treat to his ailing wife.
He undertook a journey around the world all the while taking pictures of beautiful locales and posing in his pink tutu.
The photographs became a hit and not only did it cheer his wife , other women facing the same diagnosis found something to laugh about, thus forgetting their ailment for the moment.
The Careys have now begun The Carey Foundation and "The Tutu Project." He has released a book of these photographs called "Ballerina" which is enjoying good sales. Nearly three thousand books have already been sold.