Thumb through Dust And Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting, photographer Eilon Paz’s coffee-table book that features eye-catching portraits of some of the world’s most ardent vinyl junkies
Reports of vinyl’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, as the popularity of Eilon Paz’s Dust And Grooves website testifies to.
The blog of the Brooklyn-based photographer features intimate portraits of some of the world’s most avid vinyl collectors. The images are accompanied by interviews, detailing these crate-diggers’ passion for the time-honoured disc that refuses to die.
Through the site’s success, Paz raised more than $40k on Kickstarter to part-fund the coffee-table book – Dust And Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting – the fruits of which can be seen above. His portraits span DJs (such as Gilles Peterson and Akalepse) to producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts.
But vinyl isn’t just undergoing a revival among metropolitan hipsters in New York or London; Paz’s images span the globe. In his quest to document the fervour vinyl instils in its fans, the Israeli-born photographer visited numerous countries, including Japan, Turkey and Ghana.
A total of 130 collectors are featured in Dust And Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting, which can be bought at the Dust And Grooves site.
Eilon Paz’s Kickstarter video, which provides more details behind his book