The Best Live Photos Of 2012

The Top Photos Of 2012130+ shows and 250+ artists later, here is our annual roundup of our favourite music photography from the past 12 months. This year, we invested in some pretty sweet earplugs and took to the pits to capture candid moments that wound up on social networks, artist websites and even a piece of merch from one of our favourite bands growing up. While these images show how a photographer can evolve and add a hue of beauty to a still, we have to thank all of our staff and all of the artists, labels, managers, publicists and venue folks who help make concert photography an art form instead of a hobby on its deathbed. As Ansel Adams once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it”.

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Stray From The Path | By Joel Pilotte | Rum Runners (London, ON)
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The Swellers | By Katie Maz | Sneaky Dee’s
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Taking Back Sunday | By Katie Maz | Vans Warped Tour 2012 (Toronto, ON)
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Thee Oh Sees | By Kate Masewich | South By Southwest 2012 (Austin, TX)
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Thrice | By Chris Payne | Kool Haus
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Tool | By Joel Pilotte | Air Canada Centre
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The Weeknd | By Joel Pilotte | Osheaga 2012 (Montreal, QC)
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White Fence | By Victoria Fernandez-Gabica | The Horseshoe Tavern
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The Wonder Years | By Victoria Fernandez-Gabica | The Annex Wreckroom
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Young The Giant | By Gen Shapira | Sound Academy
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