Paula Gillespie won in the Professional category for her portfolio of portraits. Judge Pennie Smith said her work was “beyond photography, totally painterly and totally evocative.”
MIA, Tom Oxley, 2010.
We’re looking back at some of our favourite rock n’roll portraits of the past 10 years. This was taken as part of a White Stripes cover shoot around the release of ‘Elephant’, February 2003. Picture Director Marian Paterson recalls: “Straight after this creepy shot, all the equipment exploded and we freaked out!” Pic: Dean Chalkley
Nicki Minaj, Photographer Tom Oxley, 2011.
The Raconteurs (left-to-right Brendan Benson, Jack White, Patrick Keeler, Jack Lawrence), May 2006. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Beady Eye, Photographer Andy Whitton, 2011.
Liam Gallagher, photographed in a Christ-like pose for the Easter edition of NME, 2002. Pic: Perou
Klaxons, February 2007. The crystal ball and third eye were inspired by the title of their single at the time, ‘Majick’. Pic: Ellis Parrinder
Gallows, Danny north, 2010.
The Futureheads on Santa Monica Beach, California, May 2005. Pic: Pamela Littky
Cancer Bats, Photographer Dan Dennison, 2010.
The Strokes, Photographer Pieter M Van Hattem, 2011.
Zola Jesus, Photographer Pamela Littky, 2010.
Kings Of Leon pose for a ‘Fannish Inquisition’ (ie readers’ questions) cover shoot, 2003. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
Patrick Wolf, Photographer David Edwards, 2011.
Lily Allen, photographed for the 2006 NME Cool List. She came third that year, behind Faris Rotter of The Horrors, and Beth Ditto, who came out on top. Pic: Dean Chalkley
The Horrors, shot for the cover of NME in August 2006, when they’d only released a couple of low-key singles. The shoot was inspired by Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ video. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Florence And The Machine, Photographer Tom Oxley, 2010.
Annie Hardy from Giant Drag, photographed for an NME feature in 2006. Pic: Pamela Littky
My Chemical Romance in their hometown in New Jersey, posing for an NME cover feature, January 2007. Pic: Pamela Littky
The Kills, Photographer Ed Miles, 2011.
Marilyn Manson, pictured in September 2004. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Arctic Monkeys, Photographer Ed Miles, 2011.
Plan B poses for his Radar new band piece, east London, July 2007. Pic: Ed Miles
CSS photographed for a Radar piece in New York, June 2007. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
Bloc Party photographed in their north London rehearsal studio, February 2007. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club pose outdoors in San Francisco, 2005. Pic: Pamela Littky
Amy Winehouse backstage at KOKO, north London, November 2006. Pic: Tom Oxley
Devendra Banhart’s first shoot for NME, in his apartment in New York, 2005. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
Kasabian, Photographer Andy Whitton, 2009.
Meg White in Paris for a White Stripes NME cover shoot around the release of ‘Get Behind Me Satan’, 2005. Pic: Dean Chalkley
The Gossip’s Beth Ditto. November 2006. This shot was inspired by a famous picture of Mama Cass. Beth also appeared on the cover naked, in a different pose. Pic: Andy Fallon
Franz Ferdinand in a New York recording studio, June 2005. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
Jack White, 2005. Marian Paterson recalls: “We bought this cape and top hat to Paris for the shoot. Jack loved them and wore them on stage that night.” Pic: Dean Chalkley
Noel Fielding photographed for a Mighty Boosh cover feature, 2008. Pic: Ed Miles
PJ Harvey with a cup of tea, around the release of ‘Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea’, 2000. Pic: Kevin Westenberg
NME photographer Dean Chalkley won Portrait Photographer of the Year at the Picture Editors’ Awards with this shot of Noel Gallagher.
Babyshambles on a video shoot, 2006. Pic: Phil Wallis
We Are Scientists at home in New York, August 2005, the year they did the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour with Arctic Monkeys and Maximo Park. That really is their cat. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
Comedy buddies Simon Pegg and Nick Frost recreate the iconic Libertines album cover, February 2007. Pic: Roger Sargent
Muse in their specially built, ‘eco-lodge’ recording studio, September 2009. Pic: Dean Chalkley
The Libertines in Dickensian garb, shot for the Christmas issue, 2003.
Ian Brown and Jay-Z, October 2009. Shot in a suite at the Dorchester Hotel in London – the two stars even had their own butler looking after them. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Mike Skinner in his Miami Vice phase, shot for the cover of NME, west London, March 2006. Pic: David Ellis
Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LA, March 2009. She’s wearing a ‘KO’ bespoke studded leather jacket, designed by Christian Joy. Pic: Pamela Littky
Scarlett Johansson poses in photographer Dean Chalkley’s leather jacket and shades, New York, 2008.
Pete and Carl shot backstage for NME at their Tap’nTin gig in Chatham, straight after Pete had been released from prison. This iconic shot later became the cover of their self-titled second album. Pic: Roger Sargent
Carl Barat launches Dirty Pretty Things with an NME cover shoot, Soho, December 2006. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Oasis’ last ever covershoot for NME as a band, October 2008. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Damon Albarn and Paul Simonon of The Good, The Bad And The Queen pose for an NME cover in a graveyard near The Clash’s old stomping ground of the Westway in Notting Hill, December 2006. Pic: Ellis Parrinder
The Libertines on their second NME cover shoot in 2002. Baby-faced Pete insisted on wearing Photo Director Marian’s leather jacket for the shoot – and ripped it. Pic: David Ellis
Studio shot of Morrissey in LA in 2004.
Pic: Hamish Brown
Kaiser Chiefs live in 2007.
Pic: Danny North
Glasvegas pose for their debut NME cover in New York in 2008. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
Biffy Clyro pose for their first ever NME cover shoot in the Hollywood hills early in 2009. Pic: Tom Oxley
NME photographer Danny North had exclusive onstage access for the whole Metallica set at Leeds Festival 2008. Soon after this shot, Lars spat a bottle of water over him! Pic: Danny North
Kate and Bobby, 2007. Kate Moss presented the NME Godlike Genius award to Primal Scream at the Shockwaves NME Awards. Pic: Ellis Parrinder