Holly, the Ancestor, a Day of the Dead portrait. Every year I enjoy a creative project around the Day of the Dead, my favorite cosplay holiday. So when I saw how my new infrared camera performed, I was eager to use it for this year’s effort. It takes a bit of a play on the traditional with a real ghostly look (provided by infrared), and a “Whatever Dreams May Come” treatment to give it an afterworld feel. This Day of the Dead portrait of Holly C. Ahrens was taken in my backyard using one single strobe light, a flower crown, and makeup by Jessie Campbell.