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The Most Stunning NME Photography Of The Year 2011

By Tim Chester

Posted on 15 Dec 11

 
 

2011 has been another mentally busy year for NME's crack team of photographers.

Making the most of their unprecendented access to bands across the globe, they've covered every inch of the music world over the last 12 months - from Camden to Williamsburg, Ibiza, Vancouver and of course Glastonbury - to capture endless digital reels of photographic excellence.

From feather fights with Metronomy to projectile puking courtesy of Cerebral Ballzy, via intimate portraits of Florence and The Horrors plus Gerard Way and Beyonce on stage they've caught it all. Jarvis at Glasto? Dave Grohl in the NME Awards moshpit? It's all here.

NME's Photo Director Marian Paterson has picked her favourites from the last year. Enjoy...

Photo: Ed Miles/NME

The Kills pose for, and with, the camera. Photo: Ed Miles/NME




Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

Beady Eye play an early gig live in Milan. Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME



Photo: Danny North/NME

Biffy Clyro, supporting the Foo Fighters at Milton Keynes in July. Photo: Danny North/NME



Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

Arctic Monkeys pose in Florida earlier this year. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME



Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

Nicki Minaj strikes an awesome pose for us in March. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME



Photo: Tom Martin/NME

Another quiet and restrained Fucked Up gig. This was captured for an On The Road feature in May. Photo: Tom Martin/NME



Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

Kasabian pose for their cover shoot in September. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME



Photo: Danny North/NME

Crystal Castles tear up the NME Awards Tour 2011 in February. Photo: Danny North/NME



Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME

The Strokes strike an intimate pose a month before the release of 'Angles'. Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME



Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

Everyone needs to see Friendly Fires' Ed Macfarlane's dancing once in their life. Photo: Amy Brammall/NME



Photo: Pamela Littky/NME

Tuneyards' Merrill Garbus gets acquainted with a pavement. Photo: Pamela Littky/NME



Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

Breakout band of the year The Vaccines get wet and wild. Photo: Roger Sargent/NME



Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

Noel Gallagher takes a load off in London back in September. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME



Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

Glasvegas, live at Manchester Academy, May. Photo: Amy Brammall/NME



Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

Hurts get beseiged by crazy fans in July. Photo: Roger Sargent/NME



Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

Florence poses in London in September. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME



Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

Kasabian live in June. Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME



Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME

Yuck shot for an On The Road feature in Seattle. Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME



Photo: Danny North/NME

Kaiser Chiefs at Glastonbury. Photo: Danny North/NME



Photo: David Edwards/NME

Patrick Wolf near his Southwark home in March. Photo: David Edwards/NME



Photo: Danny North/NME

One of the final Gallows shows with Frank Carter, Sonisphere. Photo: Danny North/NME



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

The legendary Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. U2 are on there somewhere. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME



Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

Beyonce closes Sunday night at Glastonbury. Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME



Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

Tyler, The Creator during his cover shoot sessions. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME



Photo: Matt Salacuse/NME

This one's entitled 'Cerebral And The Sick'. Photo: Matt Salacuse/NME



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Charlie Fink from Noah And The Whale chills in Ibiza in September. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME



Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

The Maccabees showcase material from their forthcoming album at Portsmouth's Wedgewood Rooms. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME



Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

Metronomy get feathered. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Dave Grohl brings the epic Foo Fighters NME Awards show into our faces back in Feb. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME



Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

Justice at London's Russian Club Studios in September. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME



Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

Grimes gets a Radar shoot, Dalston, August. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME



Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

Beady Eye doing the Beady Eye thing. Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME



Photo: Tom Martin/NME

Trash Talk stage dive at Download. Photo: Tom Martin/NME



Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

The Horrors, August 2011. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME



Photo: Tom Martin/NME

Los Campesinos shot for On The Road in November. Photo: Tom Martin/NME



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Laura Marling in July. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME



Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

The Strokes onstage at Leeds. Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

The Manic Street Preachers airbourne at T In The Park. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Ed Miles/NME

St Vincent poses in July for a feature. Photo: Ed Miles/NME



Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME

Blood Orange in Williamsburg, July. Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, one of our top new dance acts, poses in Oxford. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

Muse live at Leeds. Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way jumps in the air at Leeds. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME



Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

Cats Eyes looking suitably gothic in March. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME



Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

Odd Future take Camden Crawl by storm. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME



Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME

The Drums back in June. Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME



Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

Pulled Apart By Horses take the Manics' stage jump and raise them five feet. This was shot at the summer's Underage festival. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Arctic Monkeys live at London's O2. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Danny North/NME

Slipknot take Sonisphere. Photo: Danny North/NME



Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

Cerebral Ballzy live at the Camden Crawl. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME



Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

Patrick Wolf on stage in Spain during an On The Road feature. Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME



Photo: David Edwards/NME

Buzz band Tribes pose at Camden's Dingwalls in June. Photo: David Edwards/NME



Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

Miles Kane, London, Feb. Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME



Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

DZ Deathrays play the Great Escape. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME



Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

PJ Harvey does Primavera. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME



Photo: Danny North/NME

Pulp play a secret show at Glastonbury. Photo: Danny North/NME


 
 
 
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