Pictures of rock and pop stars are loved by their followers all over the world, whether or not acting on stage or in entrance of a studio backdrop, and now the photographers behind these typically iconic photos are being recognised and celebrated within the model new So.Co Music Photographer of the 12 months Awards, whose inaugural occasion was held final night time in London.
Live performance photographer Neil Lupin was named as the primary ever recipient of the Music Photographer of the yr awards, in a class sponsored by Sony and voted for by most people. Lupin’s spectacular portfolio is a who’s who of rock and pop royalty, together with the likes of U2, Oasis, Queen, Metallica, Rihanna, Cher, Madonna and Elton John. Lupin’s prize was a Sony A7R V digicam introduced by Sony.
‘I’m honoured to have received the primary So.Co Music Photographer of the 12 months award,’ stated Neil. ‘The expertise within the competitors was excellent and it exhibits the UK is main the world in relation to dwell music – from the grassroots to the largest stadium excursions.’
Neil’s was one in every of six awards given out on the occasion. Belinda Enthoven’s gorgeous image of Tom Fletcher from McFly beat over 250 different entries to scoop the Picture of the 12 months award, whereas music images veteran David Hogan acquired the Legend of the 12 months award in recognition of his 40 years within the enterprise photographing the likes of Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Tina Turner and the Spice Women.
Not the entire awards went to photographers. There was a Product of the 12 months, determined by public vote which was received by the Nikon Z 9, the universally acclaimed professional flagship which AP selected as our personal Product of the yr in 2022. The Should-see Artist of the yr was received by Manchester-based indie band The Lottery Winners, whereas the Venue of the 12 months was received by The Horn in St Albans, a grassroots venue that hosts round 80 dwell exhibits per 30 days and has helped kickstart the careers of everybody from U2 to Newton Faulkner.
The occasion which was sponsored by Affinity Picture, was the brainchild of So.Co, a platform for music photographers to share their work and work together with the music group. Vince Bannon, So.Co CEO & Co-founder, stated: “The music images group is flourishing greater than ever, it’s been incredible to see it come collectively for this celebration of the artform. We’ve had a blast honouring a few of the greatest within the sport with our first yr and may’t wait to construct the occasion within the years to come back.”