I had a fantastic year behind the camera and considering the year-end list fever, I decided a 2011 visual recap was in order. From nightly Smog City shows at mainstay venues, one-off special performances, festivals like Lollapalooza, FYF or Fun Fun Fun and being cramped in a van on tour, going through my harddrives and whittling this list down was definitly a great way to reminisce on the year that was. Though portraits, shaping bands, backstage moments and crowd shots, I’m pleased to present, in no particular order, The Holloweyed’s Top 100 Photos of the Year.

In related news, our Year In Review posts will continue with Top Albums, EPs, Shows and likely Songs. Stay tuned for those.

If you are interested in any photo licensing, new work or related projects, feel free to get in touch.

All photos by Matt Draper

No Joy- Eagle Rock Center for the Arts Switch- The Echoplex John Maus- The Echoplex Fucked Up- The Ace Hotel’s Diner Peter Hook and the Light (perform Joy Division)- The Music Box Ty Segall- Eagle Rock Center for the Arts Gang Gang Dance- Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide Block Party Keith Morris (OFF, Circle Jerks)- FYF Wavves- The Echoplex The Horrors- The El Rey IO Echo- The Echoplex Joy Orbison- Avalon Bass Drum of Death- The Echoplex Spank Rock- Fun Fun Fun Fest Ford and Lopatin- The Echoplex The War on Drugs- The Satellite The Strange Boys- The Echo Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire- The Echo Tearist- The Echoplex Gang Gang Dance- Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide Block Party Liturgy- The Echo The Flaming Lips w/ Edward Sharpe and Band- Acoustic sunrise show at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery

The Gaslamp Killer- The Echoplex
Deafheaven- Red 7 Devo- Club Nokia Charles Bradley- The Echo Lesands- The Satellite Pure X- The Echo Travis Egedy (Pictureplane)- The Echoplex Gatekeeper- The Echoplex #Seapunk’s Zombelle and Fire for Effect- The Mayan Tyler, The Creator- The Echoplex Junip- The Bootleg Perry Farrell and Peter Hook do Joy Division- The Music Box Cold Cave- Fun Fun Fun Fest Wavves- The Echoplex Yelawolf- The Echoplex Pictureplane- The Echoplex How to Dress Well- The Echo OFWGKTA- The House of Blues Sunset Iceage- The Echo The Murder City Devils- Fun Fun Fun Fest Blonde Redhead- The Echoplex The Horrors- The El Rey Prurient- The Ukrainian Cultural Events Center Wavves- The Mayan Crowd during Andrew W.K.- The Echoplex Boris- The El Rey Spank Rock- The Mayan Andrew W.K.- The Echoplex Girls- FYF Fest Boys Noize- The Echoplex Neon Indian- Fun Fun Fun Fest Metronomy- The Echoplex Danzig (Danzig Legacy- Samhain)- Fun Fun Fun Fest Cold Cave- The Ukrainian Cultural Events Center Explosions in the Sky- FYF Fest Cold Cave- The Ukrainian Cultural Events Center Death From Above 1979- FYF Fest Morrissey- The Shrine Death From Above 1979- FYF Fest Boris- The El Rey Cold Cave- The Ukrainian Cultural Events Center Black Lips- Fun Fun Fun Fest Grave Babies- The Echoplex Crowd During Big Freeda- Fun Fun Fun Fest Afterparty- Mohawk Craft Spells- The Echoplex Guided By Voices- FYF Fest Slayer- Fun Fun Fun Fest Grave Babies- The Echoplex Pictureplane- The Echoplex Class Actress- The El Rey Dan Deacon- FYF Fest Crowd During Descendents- FYF Fest Black Lips- The Music Box Chairlift- The Echoplex Dinosaur Jr.- The Music Box Das Racist (w/ Diplo and Franki Chan)- The Echoplex Henry Rollins Interviews Dinosaur Jr.- The Music Box Death From Above 1979- The Music Box Blonde Redhead- The Echoplex Les Savy Fav- The Echoplex Washed Out- The Echoplex The Chain Gang of 1974- Lollapalooza Les Savy Fav- The Echoplex Les Savy Fav- The Echoplex The Chain Gang of 1974- Lollapalooza Pictureplane- The Central The Chain Gang of 1974- Lollapalooza Yasmine Kittles (Tearist) w/ Pictureplane- The Central Henry Rollins- Backstage at FUEL TV’s ‘The Daily Habit’ Pictureplane- The Central J. Mascis- The Music Box On Tour with The Chain Gang of 1974- Some hotel Crown During Les Savy Fav- The Echoplex Les Savy Fav- The Echoplex Pictureplane’s Dancer- Fun Fun Fun Fest Salem- The Echoplex Pictureplane- The Central