Chris Crisman’s ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ Portraits

crisman_muertos_portaits_002-590x786

Dia de los Muertos is celebrated throughout Mexico and in other cultures around the world as a way to celebrate and remember those who’ve passed.  As part of photographer Chris Crisman’s ‘Unforgettable San Antonio Tourism Campaign”, Chris spent a day in the studio shooting these made-up marauders.

crisman_muertos_portaits_003-590x787

crisman_muertos_portaits_004-590x466

The ‘Unforgettable San Antonio’ project afforded Chris the unique opportunity to create dozens of characters for the final composite shots — characters that they spent almost two weeks in the studio earlier this year.

crisman_muertos_portaits_009-590x442

crisman_muertos_portaits_001-590x787 crisman_muertos_portaits_006-590x442

Chris knew that the light had to compliment the mysterious nature of their subjects, so they opted for a combination of a gridded octabank and 10 degree gridded flash head to focus on the light to create the dark and deliberate mood.

crisman_muertos_portaits_005-590x787

The incredible artistry of Photographer Chris Crisman and his team including special effects makeup stylist Lawrence Mercado, hair & makeup stylist Alyssa Garcia and wardrobe stylist Bonnie Markel.

The whole day was recorded in a time-lapse.  The cameras started rolling early in the AM and kept on rolling until the final wrap and beer at the end of the day.

To see more of Chris Crisman’s work go to his website and Altpick page.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Altpick, Art, Photography and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s