The Dead Will Rise literally imagines the Day of the Dead with the woman in a sugar skull rising in a cemetery. The shadows are long signifying the end of the day and the beginning of the night. When I visited Mexico during the Day of the Dead, several parties were held in the cemetery imagining scenes just like this. Of course, the infrared adds an element of otherworldliness to it. This Day of the Dead portrait of Holly C. Ahrens was taken in a graveyard using on-camera flash, a flower crown, and makeup by Jessie Campbell.
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