In honor of Halloween, let us share with you some amazing fashion and photography courtesy of advertising photographer Tim Tadder. A fellow Californian, this artist is known for specializing in rather dramatic and visually appealing photos, be it people, objects, or whatever concepts you can think of.
Self-described as a “Photoshop geek” and tends to “use location photography combined with lighting effects to create truly unique images,” Tim and his work speak for themselves. Having quite the portfolio, having worked with big-name clients including McDonald’s, Gatorade, Adidas, AT&T, Duracell, and many more, this man sure knows how to grab the attention of viewers.
In one of his personal projects called Las Muertas, he pays homage to the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos (translated as “Day of the Dead”). The holiday, very similar to Halloween and All Souls’ Day, is celebrated November 2 and is tied to the Aztec Mictecacihuatl (or Lady of the Dead).
With this concept in mind, Tim’s series focused on beautiful women whose faces are painted like skulls mixed with colorful palettes and very dark backgrounds. It really is a feast for the eyes. With the help of makeup artist Krisztianna and costume designer Julia Reeser, the artist’s collaboration executed a gorgeous tribute to the departed souls
On his site he wrote:
The Dia De Los Muertos festival is a beautiful display of culture, one that being in southern California is hard to hides its influence on visual arts. In October of 2014, I discovered Krisztianna, a Los Angeles artist that creates incredible Dia De Los Muertos sculptures. Inspired by her sculptures, I approached her about collaborating on a photoshoot. Krisztianna crafted a Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall set and hand painted the models as well as illustrating the portrait designs.
For the incredible vintage styling we were fortunate to work with the talented Julia Reeser. The setting was a stormy day over the recently wild fire scorched earth. The combination of color, destruction and foreboding storm makes a truly surreal tribute to the traditions of the Dia De Los Muertos holiday.
Check out these gorgeous photos! We’d also love to hear from you guys – any Halloween-related traditions in your country we might not have heard of? Share them with us!
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