The Spirit of Holly, a Day of the Dead portrait. At its heart, the Day of the Dead is a celebration, and this photo of Holly features her dancing, and enjoying life. And knowing Holly in real life, it is an authentic take on her soul. The combination of infrared and makeup make for an otherworldly take on this traditional Latin holiday. My 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.