On The Record: Q&A with Photographer Eilon Paz

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Like a record spinning on a turntable, most things in life go in circles. At one point, vinyl was the most popular method for music listeners to enjoy the sounds of their favorite artists. Over time other formats like cassettes, CDs, and eventually MP3’s would over take the public’s interest, and the vinyl seemed as if it was going the way of the dinosaur. But things turned, and vinyl is once again a hot commodity.

The format saw a 32% sales growth from 2012 to 2013, and each year more vinyl records were sold than the previous one for six straight years. Part of that rise is due to a committed community that cherishes digging for classic, rare, and personal favorite records to add to their collection.

Like any great cultural shift, relevant moments like this need to be documented, and Israeli born photographer Eilon Paz (Saveur, Vibrations) took on the task of compiling the pictures…

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