His adventures, which you can learn about here, have now led to a book Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting, which has been designed by Juliano Augusto and Marcelo Dante.
The book, which promises to offer up ‘the world’s finest record collectors’, is 416 pages of vinyl indulgence which takes readers into the heart of record rooms.
It’s a candid insight into the collectors’ lives, which captures the energy of their enthusiasm in a way that’s both sweet and infectious.
Sometimes Paz’s shots have a fly-on-the-wall documentary feel, very often he asks the subjects to pose with their favourite record, and sometimes he uses multiple shots to build up a panorama or time lapse.
The thing all the images have in common is a deep evocation of passion and enthusiasm mirrored back and forth between Paz, his subjects and their collections.
There’s a forward by RZA of Wu-Tang fame and the subjects profiled are both known and unknown, and include Giles Peterson, Four-Tet, Mr Scruff, other DJs and producers, record dealers and everyday folk.