Dia de Muertos, or the Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebration, which is Latin America’s equivalent of Catholic’s All Saints Day. The main figure of Dia de Muertos is Lady of the Dead, also known as the goddess of the underworld. California-based photographer Tim Tadder, together with costume designer Julia Reeser and a make-up artist Krisztianna, brought this ancient goddess to life in their marvelous series of photographs called ‘Las Muertas.’
Tadder’s photographs have a curious blend of life and death in them, where colorful flowers represent a vividness of life and painted skulls, the cold face of death. Take a look at the rest of Tadder’s works on his website.