Beatport staffer and photographer Jordan Loyd hits a fair number of gigs each year, in between his day-to-day office duties, attending college, and shooting for the likes of NBC, The Dew Tour, and plenty of other big outfits. So naturally, since he’s already our go-to guy for shooting our favorite artists (which you’ll often see on our Facebook page), we tapped him for his 10 favorite shots of 2012.

“Narrowing down an entire year’s worth of moments into a single best is impossible,” says the Denver-based Loyd. “I’ve had so many great experiences and have been able to see a lot of places—however, I would have to say two stick out in my mind when I look back over last year. Photographing the OWSLA showcase at SXSW in Austin was incredible. Walking down the street and seeing every single business turned into a venue is something I’ll never forget. It’s a totally different feeling than most of the shows I cover. And, on the other end of the spectrum, Electric Zoo was unbelievable. Five stages, incredible DJs and artists, and unreal production makes the Zoo one of my favorites.” So check out those choice images below, and follow Loyd on Twitter here.


Big Gigantic – Red Rocks – Morrison, CO – 9/27/12


Kaskade – Something Wicked – Houston, TX – 10/27/12


Tiesto – Electric Zoo – NY, NY – 9/2/12


David Guetta – Electric Zoo – NY, NY – 8/31/12


Skrillex – Red Rocks – Morrison, CO – 8/9/12


Steve Aoki – Electric Zoo – NY, NY – 9/1/12


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Dew Tour – Breckenridge, CO – 12/15/12


Zedd – SXSW – Austin, TX – 3/16/12


Maya Jane Coles – Last Resort WMC 2012 @ Villa 221 – Miami, FL – 3/25/12


Skrillex, Porter Robinson, Zedd – SXSW @The Main – Austin, TX – 3/15/12