Dust and Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting

Dust & Grooves began as a project by Eilon Paz, who has travelled the world interviewing and photographing record collectors.

Dust & Grooves by Eilon Paz
Dust & Grooves by Eilon Paz

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.

Margaret Barton Fumo, New York
Margaret Barton Fumo, New York

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.

Joe Bussard, Frederick MD
Joe Bussard, Frederick MD

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.

Gilles Peterson, London
Gilles Peterson, London

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.

Keb Darge, London
Keb Darge, London

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.

Dust & Grooves
Dust & Grooves

Dust and Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting is published by Dust and Grooves Publications on May 20, will cost £60.00 and is available from The Proud Archivist or http://www.dustandgrooves.com/

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