Hollywood Forever Day of the Dead
I photographed Day of the Dead, or “Dia de los Muertos” as it is more properly called, in Mexico seven of the last ten years. It is always a challenging shoot, but such a magical experience it is a must attend event however difficult the photography. This year I chose Day of the Dead from a different perspective.: A Hollywood Forever Day of the Dead celebration. I traded the tradition in old Mexico of remembering loved ones no longer among the living by celebrating their life for the glitz, glamour, and makeup of Hollywood. Both are fiesta style community events, however the Hollywood version is much more about the entertainment. And some pretty good entertainment it was too! When it comes to acting, costume, and makeup, I can’t think of a better town to see those talents exhibited.