Whether capturing Billie Joe Armstrong spontaneously breaking into song, Nathan Followill offering a toke on his funny-smelling cigarette, or MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden having his Fellini moment at Lollapalooza (above), 2010 was a great year for SPIN's original photography.
In this gallery you'll find some of our favorite shots of the year. Each was hand-picked by photo director Michelle Egiziano, who also explains her reasons for selecting them.
Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »