Michael spent the end of October covering Dia De Los Muertos in central Mexico. During this time, he traveled to 14 rural villages, exploring the immense preparation that goes into this centuries-old holiday. What he discovered was far beyond the dress-up drinking extravaganza depicted in popular media.
After nearly 48 hours of no sleep, Michel was able to capture the final and most sacred hours of the celebration. As the orange glow of the morning sun shimmered over one of Mexico's oldest cemeteries - final goodbyes were murmured to deceased loved ones, and families left for a day of rest and prayer.
Through a four day visually stunning journey of lights, masks, family, and food - Michael strives to show the depth of Dia de los Muertos absent from coverage in media and pop culture.