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2017: The Year in Photos

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A look back at our favorite photos of the year.

Bandcamp is home to amazing musicians all over the world, so it’s only natural that we’d want Bandcamp Daily to feature independent photographers who also have unique and exciting perspectives. The process behind a photoshoot with an artist often requires multiple coordinated efforts, and can take place under stressful conditions, with tight time limits. It’s a credit to our photographers that none of these pressures are evident in their final resonate images. It’s always our goal with our original photography to elevate the message of the musicians we profile, and to allow for a meaningful collaboration between talented musicians and photographers. We reached out to some of the photographers we worked with over the course of the past year and asked them to share their behind-the-scenes thoughts and secrets. These are our favorite photoshoots of the year.

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The Many Faces of Pop Eccentric Alex Cameron

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Alex Cameron and Roy Molloy. Photos by Eleanor Petry.

Back in 2014, Alex Cameron was working at a government office assisting victims of corruption in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. It was his job to organize reports, pore through letters, catalogue phone messages, and chase leads relating to all sorts of sordid government and municipal malfeasance. In his time there, the young musician proved to be quite good at sifting through the minutiae of people’s lives—something that wouldn’t surprise anyone who listened to his 2014 debut, Jumping the Shark. On that album, his first solo effort after leaving the Aussie group Seekae, Cameron spun tales of everyday losers and aspiring stars against programmed drum machines and simple synth lines, providing a voyeuristic look at hope, misery, and what it feels like to hit rock bottom.

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