Dia De Los Muertos LA: Shaman Sunset Ceremony (Part 1)

Dia De Los Muertos - Shamanic Visions of the Huichol at Hollywood Forever

Dia De Los Muertos came early to this year's Cultural Events calendar at Hollywood Forever with their "Shamanic Visions of the Huicol" festivities on October 24, 2015. Now in its 16th year, the festival is a celebration of traditional Mexican culture and customs. As a photojournalist working entertainment events in Hollywood, I am often presented with, …

Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball – Best Costumed Photographers

Photographer Violet Schrage working the 18th Annual Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball

One of the things emphasized most by Lord Shawn Strider, producer of the Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball, is total immersion. Even for press, costumes are required. The dress code is strictly enforced, even turning away ticket holders (with refunds or vouchers for 2016) if they were not in costume as all publicity and guest materials emphasize …