Dias de los Muertos. : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Dias de los Muertos.
DEATH.... : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
DEATH....
....it happens to all of us! : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
....it happens to all of us!
The "Day of Dead" celebration is a way of retaining connection with the unseen world. : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
The "Day of Dead" celebration is a way of retaining connection with the unseen world.
A world that we will all return to one day. : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
A world that we will all return to one day.
Every Nov.2, the veil between our world.... : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Every Nov.2, the veil between our world....
....and the Aztec land of the dead has been lifted. : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
....and the Aztec land of the dead has been lifted.
The "Dia de los Muertos" honors both death and the cycle of life. : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
The "Dia de los Muertos" honors both death and the cycle of life.
Most people celebrate the event out of love. : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Most people celebrate the event out of love.
Some celebrate the day out of fear. : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Some celebrate the day out of fear.
Mexico is rampant with folk tales that tell what happens if someone neglects their ancestors. : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Mexico is rampant with folk tales that tell what happens if someone neglects their ancestors.
The holiday can be expensive, many families spend two month's income to honor the dead. : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
The holiday can be expensive, many families spend two month's income to honor the dead.
It is believed that happy spirits will provide protection, good luck and wisdom to families. : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
It is believed that happy spirits will provide protection, good luck and wisdom to families.
Neglected spirits may seek vengeance on those who forgot them. : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Neglected spirits may seek vengeance on those who forgot them.
"I dress this way, for my friend, Mary, who committed suicide". : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
"I dress this way, for my friend, Mary, who committed suicide".
The gates to Heaven are opened on Oct. 31.... : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
The gates to Heaven are opened on Oct. 31....
....allowing the spirits of children (angelicas) to be reunited with their families.... : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
....allowing the spirits of children (angelicas) to be reunited with their families....
....for 24 hours. : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
....for 24 hours.
All Saints Day is for the adult spirits to visit. : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
All Saints Day is for the adult spirits to visit.
Many families leave pillows and blankets for the deceased.... : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Many families leave pillows and blankets for the deceased....
....to rest on after their long journey. : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
....to rest on after their long journey.
During the holiday, families clean and decorate the graves. : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
During the holiday, families clean and decorate the graves.
Some families spend the night beside the grave. : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Some families spend the night beside the grave.
Some celebrants wear shells on their clothing, so when they dance... : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Some celebrants wear shells on their clothing, so when they dance...
....the noise will wake the dead. : Dia de los Muertos  : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
....the noise will wake the dead.