Joe Brussard, sitting in his basement in Frederick, Maryland, with some of the rarest 78s in the world, all uniformly discolored after six decades of searching and sorting
David Fox Caldwell's collection in his Aikei Pro's Records Shop in Holly Springs, Mississippi (it took an hour just to clear away enough boxes to get inside)
In photographer and part-time DJ Eilon Paz’s new book, Dust & Grooves, there are shelves and shelves packed with vinyl. On some, collections built through crate-digging excursions around the globe are meticulously organized by name, or by color. With others, the wood is warped and sits beside piles of records and used electronics, all covered with dust and grime. Each collection is a reflection of its owner—the cherished result of, as one DJ puts it in the book, the “self-inflicted pleasurable pain” of “a senseless and punishing neurosis.” Here, the men, and their findings.