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NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon - shortlist

  • It's time to check out the best in music photography with the annual NME Music Photography Awards. The ultimate winner will be announced on the 24th October, but until then you can click through the shortlist here; including this picture of Bobby Gillespie, of Primal Scream, taken by Tomas Correa Arce in 2011. Category: Professional

    Photo: Tomas Correa Arce

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • This shot of Chris Georgiadis, of Bristol rock band Turbowolf, crowd-surfing was taken by Tom Bronowski. Category: Live

    Photo: Tom Bronoski

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • This profile shot of Germany band UMLALA is by Orit Pnini and the band even use it as their cover photo on their Facebook page. Category: Portrait

    Photo: Orit Pnini

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • Tomas Correa photographed this striking shot of Sir Bob Dylan in 2012. Category: Portrait

    Photo: Tomas Correa

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • Sally Rose McCormack captured this standard festival moment at 2000trees Festival. Category: Festivals

    Photo: Sally Rose-McCormack

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • This picture of half of band One Night Stand With Fate was taken by Rob Ellis who said: "This photo was totally out of the blue, the two guitarists just decided they'd give the bassist the fright of his life, and I was there to capture it." Category: Under 21

    Photo: Robert Ellis

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • This shot of American rapper and producer Tyler The Creator skateboarding down Oxford Street in Sydney was captured by Ken Leanfore. Category: Reportage

    Photo: Ken Leanfore

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • Peter Dovgan captured the moment Left Brain of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (aka OFWGKTA), jumped into the crowd. Category: Festivals

    Photo: Peter Dovgan

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • This photo is simple entitled BASEMENT and was taken by Jordan Compte in June, 2012. Category: Under 21

    Photo: Jordan Compte

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • Metal Fans is by professional Slovakian photographer, Dia Takacsova. Category: Under 21

    Photo: Dia Takacsova

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • This action shot from Big Day Out Melbourne festival was captured by Scott Boelsen. Category: Festivals

    Photo: Scott Boelsen

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • Andrew Hughes took this great shot of London indie band, Spector, as they performed at the HMV Institute in Birmingham. Category: Live

    Photo: Andrew Hughes

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • This photograph of Sky White of Foxy Shazam performing at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City was taken by Matthew Eisman. Category: Professional

    Photo: Matthew Eisman

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • This crowd close-up was taken at Soundwavw Festival in Perth by Mark Boyle. Category: Festivals

    Photo: Mark Boyle

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • This festival shot is called Skip The Use and was photographed by Gaelle Brunet. Category: Professional

    Photo: Gaelle Brunets

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • Katie Grogan was lucky enough to capture this colourful shot of Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips. Category: Professional

    Photo: Katie Grogan

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • This profile picture of Canadian indie folk band Tasseomancy was taken by Sebastien Dehesdin. Category: Professional

    Photo: Sebastien Dehesdin

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • Jamie Boynton took this shot of Pure Love guitarist Jim Carroll at Leeds Festival 2012. Category: Live

    Photo: Jamie Boynton

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • Jen O'Neill took this shot of artist Languid flicking through records in Out of Time Records. Category: Reportage

    Photo: Jen ONeill

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • This eerie shot was taken by Ellie Swaffield. Category: Portrait

    Photo: Ellie Swaffield

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • This profile shot of singer James Craise was taken by Joe Gascoigne. Category: Portrait

    Photo: Joe Gascoigne

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • Chiaki Karasawa captured rock band Pond performing at the Deaf Institute in Manchester, as part of the Dot To Dot Festival, 2012. Category: Live

    Photo: Chiaki Karasawa

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • Alex Withey took this photo at the 2011 LGBT awareness parade in Taipei, Taiwan. Category: Reportage

    Photo: Alex Withey

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • Matt Richardson took this picture of Johnny Lloyd of the Tribes during the 2012 NME Awards Tour at the Bournemouth O2 Academy. Category: Under 21

    Photo: Matt Richardson

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • This shot of Northlane performing at the YMCA HQ in Western Australia was taken by Jacob Cruden. Category: Under 21

    Photo: Jacob Cruden

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • This photograph, entitled I Love Music, was taken at the Sziget Festival in 2012 by Balogh Zoltán. Category: Festivals

    Photo: Zoltan Balogh

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • Toni Francois took this shot of American punk band Trash Talk in Mexico City, 2012. Category: Professional

    Photo: Toni Francois

    Added: 01 Oct 2012

  • Ryan Kulpa took this shot of lead singer of Cage The Elephant, Matthew Shultz, perched on a balcony ready to jump into the crowd. Category: Live

    Photo: Ryan Rhy-Kno

    Added: 03 Oct 2012

  • This live shot of Eva Spence of Rolo Tomassi was taken at the Tramlines Festival 2012 by Tarquin Clark. Category: Live

    Photo: Rolo Tomassi

    Added: 01 Oct 2012