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SPIN’s Best Portraits of 2013

Alex Turner / Photo by Krista Schlueter

Some smart-ass once said that a picture is worth a thousand words. To that we usually say, “apples and pineapples, man.” But in 2013, SPIN photographers captured so much more, especially when tasked with shooting portraits, be they backstage at Lollapalooza or in a backyard pool with the inimitable Rick Ross. Here are the year’s finest shots, lovingly assembled and positively invaluable.