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    Dan Witz: Mosh Pits

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    Dan Witz: Mosh Pits

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    Dan Witz: Mosh Pits

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    Dan Witz: Mosh Pits

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    Dan Witz: Mosh Pits

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    Dan Witz: Mosh Pits

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    Dan Witz: Mosh Pits

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    Dan Witz: Mosh Pits

Dan Witz: Mosh Pits

Posted by Charlotte Simmonds,

Look again. These aren’t photographs, oh no. They’re photo-realistic paintings crafted by the deft hand of Dan Witz. Born in Chicago and exhibiting for over two decades, Witz has honed his hyper-detailed style down to something that’s got to be part art, part science. Plus, I bet he’s a bit of a legend at gigs, the one who suspends himself trapeze-style above a writhing crowd, palette and paintbrush in hand. Actually I have no idea how he makes them, but technicalities are irrelevant in the face of such awesomeness.

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Posted by Charlotte Simmonds

Californian Charlotte joined us as an editorial intern after studying at New York university and London Metropolitan University. She wrote for the site between January and March 2012.