Dancing Astronaut presents Behind the Lens 2012

Dancing Astronaut presents Behind The Lens, our favorite moments through the eyes of our photographers

Dancing Astronaut’s photographers are constantly behind the scenes, keeping a visual record of the dance music explosion as it continues to grow and evolve. This year alone our photographers attended over 100 events, took over 75,000 photos, and delighted (or possibly embarrassed) some of our fans in the front row. From coast to coast and across the Atlantic, the Dancing Astronaut team did the not-so-dirty work of getting backstage and up close with some of the biggest artists and events of 2012.

So put down your iPhones, log out of Instagram, quit tweeting, and stop recording – our favorite shots of 2012 are just past the break.

A flash of color from Liv and Mim Nervo.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Catherine

Dillon Francis spins from his podium of FUCK at Webster Hall.

Photo Credit: Andrew Spada

Rusko‘s big booming UK bass tears down the tent at Electric Zoo 2012.

Photo Credit: Andrew Spada

Dirty South clowning around in Chicago.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Catherine

Boys Noize consumes the souls of the crowd at Wavefront Festival.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Catherine

A-Trak posing with the Fool’s Gold mascot at Electric Zoo 2012.

Photo Credit: Andrew Spada

Alesso overlooks a crowd of thousands.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Catherine

Steve Angello shows us his ink at ADE.

Photo Credit: Skyler Greene

Dada Life or the Blue Man Group at Sunrise 2012.

Photo Credit: Skyler Greene

Resident Advisor’s #1 DJ, Seth Troxler at High Line Ballroom.

Photo Credit: Gabi Musayev

Tommy Trash celebrities his “21st” birthday with The Stafford Brothers.

Photo Credit: Jacob Lifschultz

Laidback Luke spins for a packed house at New York City’s Terminal 5.

Photo Credit: Enes Kolenovic

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano about to take the decks at Vessel SF.

Photo Credit: Skyler Greene

No photographer’s portfolio is complete without a shot of Steve Aoki spraying champagne.

Photo Credit: Andy Blake 

Eric Prydz backstage before Identity Festival.

Photo Credit: Jacob Lifschultz

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