Wow, there are still more vinyl collectors than we thought they were. All a bit older – as you do need time and money for such collections – and all still crazy about music keeping that black vinyl alive.
Israeli photographer Elion Paz started a page called “Dust and Grooves – Adventures in record collecting“, a digital archive of all the stories and photos on these music lovers, which became the biggest collection of the biggest vinyl collections in the world!!
There’s also a book: check HEREEothen Alapatt, better known as Egon, a vinyl record collector, writer and music journalist from Los Angeles, CA photographed with his vinyl collection at his home for Dust & Grooves. © Copyright – Eilon Paz – www.dustandgrooves.com Keb Darge – London, UK
In the midst of packing for a permanent move to the Philippines, Keb stops to feel the power of ‘Hi’ Fi’ Baby’ by Teddy McRae.’’
As Keb would say “This is a tiny collection, a pittance. I used to have a huge collection but I got divorced 3 times.” Miriam Lina & Billy Miller – Norton Records.
Brooklyn, NY Joe Bussard – Frederick, MD
Joe Bussard sitting in his basement with some of the rarest 78s in existence. The brown paper record jackets behind him are all uniformly discolored in the middle as a result of Joe’s hands sorting and searching through them for the past 60 years. Alessandro Benedetti – Monsummano Terme, Italy
Alessandro holds the Guinness World Record for largest collection of colored vinyl records. Pictured here at home with his father Marinello, Alessandro is holding a mirrored vinyl copy of Ozzy Osbourne’s Bark at the Moon. Above the duo are trophies that Alessandro won playing Subbuteo, a miniature football game. Andy Carthy (Mr. Scruff) – Manchester, UK
“The soul 12-inch section of my collection doubles as a handy chair.” Oliver Wang, a vinyl record collector, writer and music journalist from Los Angeles, CA photographed with his vinyl collection at his home for Dust & Grooves. © Copyright – Eilon Paz – www.dustandgrooves.com Sheila Burgel – A vinyl record collector from Brooklyn, NY, specializes in girl pop groups. photographed at her home in Brooklyn for Dust & Grooves, a vinyl photo site. © Copyright – Eilon Paz – www.dustandgrooves.com DJ Shame at his home in Worcester, MA ; Taken for Dust & Grooves, a vinyl photo site. www.dustandgrooves.com (C) All Rights Reserved to Eilon Paz & Dust & Grooves.