Digital photography brings creepy beauty in the run-up
Maybe you wonder, what has to do digital photography with death? That can hardly be described with words. You can feel it best through the art of photography. The masterful, somewhat creepy photos by Tim Tadderis an exceptional example of this. In his photo series Las Muertas he carried out his interpretation of the Queen of the dead. He’s got his whole inspiration of the day of the dead.
DIA de los Muertos – the day of the dead is one of the most important holidays in Mexico. Its roots has this festival in the culture of the Aztecs and is celebrated for more than 3000 years. The goddess, who plays the main role in the Mictecacihuatl – is the Queen of Mictlan, the underworld. You there is life after death and is worshipped on this day by the living. Legend has it that Mictecacihuatl was a young, innocent girl, when she was sacrificed. Earlier, we celebrated the day of the dead in the summer. With the spread of Catholicism, the Festival on the 1st and 2nd of November has been moved to to correspond with the feast of all saints. Today we celebrate Dia de los Muertos in almost all Central and South American countries, as well as in the United States. On this day, many altars are made by people who adore their dead in this way. They are called ofrendas – offerings. These are filled with the favorite dishes – beverages of the deceased, as well as with many sweets. Magnificent Marigold garlands are everywhere to see, because this is the flower of the dead in Mexico. Also the skulls made of sugar and the hauntingly bedaubed faces you meet everywhere are typical for this festival.
DIA de los Muertos inspiration
The women who are creepy beautifully dressed and wearing makeup, called Las Muertas, they are the actual figures of art photography by Tim Tadder. With the help of makeup artist Krisztianna, and by designer Julia Reeser, the models were transformed into mystical figures that correctly deserve a worship. Marvel at this magical world created through digital photography and let you have the magical power of this creepy beauty.
Colourful and spooky at the same time
In the realm of the dead path
A peculiar contrast
Majestic and mystic
Atrocious and unique
Ancient traditions revived
Further insights on Dia de los Muertos:
Masterful makeup for the day of the dead
Typical dress of a woman in front of an Ofrenda
Roses are very often used for decoration
Young woman with beautiful hair jewelry from fresh flowers
It haunts everywhere on the day of the dead
A strange couple
Worship the dead with style