When talking to Photographer Dana Rogers about doing a tintype photo shoot with makeup I knew I wanted to do something fitting with the look and style that would fit. I wanted to do something timeless, something that looked like it existed when the camera was made back in the 1870's. It didn't take us long to land on Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead.
I knew straight away that I wanted to use a Mexican model to keep things as authentic as possible. With my good friend and model Casandre Elyse Medel coming in town from Colorado we had one day to get it right. The weather was perfect and watching Dana work was like magic. Tintype photography is such an interesting and beautiful process. This image are scans of the original because the original is one of a kind.
I did this really pretty DOTD makeup with a color pallet I loved using lime greens, yellow, greys, black and white knowing it would be lost in black and white. At first I was a bit disappointed that no one would see that pallet but after I saw the first image processed I could not have been happier. It was like taking a trip in a time machine. I hope you enjoy.