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My subjects use the Mosh Pit as a platform to release the hostility and aggression. These images are the aesthetic interpretation of my subject’s violent expression. Portraits are made before, during, and after hardcore dancing has occurred. The use of black in the photographs isolates the subject from the crowd, accentuating the gestural quality of their movement and expression. These images were made in Northwest Indiana, Central Illinois, and the Chicago Suburbs in 2007 and 2008.

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About the Author

JUSTIN SCHMITZ
jschmitz CHICAGO, IL

Justin is an MFA candidate in the Photography Department at Yale University’s School of Art. He received his BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2004. He is the recipient of the Chicago Artist Assistant Program Grant, Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Scholarship, Albert P. Weisman Memorial Scholarship and is part the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s Midwest Photographers Project.

Publish Date  November 23, 2009

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  78 pgs   Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  Fine Art Photography

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freeyomind

freeyomind says

Interesting Photographs. A very Nice Collection! Be Proud.

posted at 02:57pm Aug 26 PST

herndon

herndon says

Too bad you couldn't have witnessed moshing before it was about drawing blood from fellow moshers...all the same, I enjoyed seeing this collection : D

posted at 12:55pm Sep 15 PST

redtreeme

redtreeme says

Congrats. The judges liked your work.

posted at 02:51pm Sep 14 PST

Bluesrose

Bluesrose says

Congratulations!

posted at 12:00pm Sep 14 PST

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