A stellar year of music shows, interviews, and features has ultimately brought about a batch of stunning images, some shot by renowned photographers and others that have quickly built a respected reputation behind the lens. Tasked with keeping our eyes peeled across the entire spectrum of music journalism, where words might sometimes fail, images strike right across any barrier of language or prose, and their valued significance in all forms of media will long continue. From live grime shows to indie kid cover stories, we've witnessed an iconic twelve months in music photography. 2016 is a year that has truly gifted the world with some memorable moments to look back on and smile at in many years to come. With that being said, here's a selection of Complex UK's favourite music snaps from 2016.