As a street photographer you hope to run into these kinds of scenes, and then when you do, you pray that you can make something out of it. These moments transpire so quickly. Of course I wanted to capture some great moment, some gesture and emotion, but I also wanted to show the character of the Temple Bar neighborhood.
Every street parade had their version of these large papermache “puppets”. Not only for the Dia de Los Muertos processions, but also for weddings. These puppets, sitting on the street abandoned by their masters, created a great set for capturing some details around them.
I don’t know if it is traditional to be married around Dia de Los Muertos, but we saw a lot of weddings. It is always tricking “stealing” a photograph from a professional photographer, but I saw this apprehensive little girl and the little details around her as the star of my show.