Eilon PazDust & Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting 2nd Edition
The Book profiles over 130 vinyl collectors, featuring a foreward by the RZA and interviews with Gilles Peterson, Four-Tet, the Gaslamp Killer, and more. “Dust & Grooves began as a labor of love but has become a worldwide
phenomenon. Paz has gained access to the personal troves of well-known
collectors from all over the globe, showcasing each collector as well as his
or her collections.”– ABC News
Eilon Paz’s 416-page coffee-table book illuminates over 130 vinyl
connoisseurs and their collections in the most intimate of environments—
their record rooms. With a foreword by the RZA, compelling photographic
essays are paired with in-depth interviews to illustrate what motivates
record collectors to keep digging.
Readers get an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl
champions as well as a glimpse into the collections of world-renowned and
lesser-known DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts. The
framed by captions and select quotes, while the second consists of 12 fulllength
interviews that delve deeper into collectors’ personal histories and
It all started out several years ago as nothing more than a way for photographer Paz to engage in a personal project in
his free time. Adrift in Brooklyn after emigrating from Israel, Paz—a record collector on the side—thought it might be fun to
start taking photos of people whose record collections were both larger and weirder than his own. These portraits turned
into the Dust & Grooves website, which quickly developed a global following that grew every time a new portrait was
added to the mix. People all over the world seemed to dig not only the beauty of Eilon’s photos, but the interviews with
the collectors—a motley, if generally charming, crew of non-violent obsessives who turned out to be at least as intriguing
as the records they collected.
Unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community, his book will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, from die-hard
record enthusiasts to fans of pop culture, sharp photography, and music history.
Eilon Paz has shot for Israel’s top cultural publications and is a regular contributor for the US based food/travel
magazine, Saveur, and his work appeared in worldwide publications such as Wax Poetics, Monocle, Conde Nast
Traveler, Delta Airlines’ Sky magazine, and the French music magazine Vibrations.