21st August – 7th September 2014
I heard late about this book and missed-out on the kickstarter. I am sure I would have funded it, but then of course I support the artist and bought the book.
Dust & Grooves is the bible for all crazy record collectors. Eilon Paz, a photographer travelled around the world and made wonderful photos of people with their record collections, and he conducted interviews with them.
This is huge and heavy 400 page book, very nicely designed. It is just so beautiful to look at.
The book starts out with a short introduction and background to its history and coming to life. This is followed by more than 250 pages with the photographs of people showing off their collection or favorite records. Most of them with a short explanation. There are even some fold-outs! Eilon has a keen eye for unusual perspectives, and he assembles several of the photos as collages. An interesting touch.
The third part of the book contains 130 pages of interviews with collectors. The selection is very varied with very different people from all backgrounds and collection intentions. I very much enjoyed reading them. The only trouble now is that I have to go off and buy more records.
There was some delay with my shipment, and I was in contact with Eilon directly. He is such a nice and humble person, who did everything to get the book in my hands.
I fondly think back of the time I spend with this book. The experience makes me happy. I hope there will be more in the future.