Photographer Gino DePinto is one of a kind. He's quick and agile, an ex-rock 'n' roller and a free spirit. AOL Music's resident camera slinger has quite a knack for composition, and his thick Jersey accent and great sense of humor are always getting artists to crack a smile. On the fly, DePinto's the best, able to take on any live show or press event.

So we wanted to honor our charismatic snapper and show off some of his best photos of 2012. Check out this cool gallery below including choice shots from the Game, DMX, Melanie Fiona, Lianna La Havas and many, many more!