The New Face of Vinyl
Clearly, more and more peopleyoung and old, male and femaleare choosing to enjoy their favorite music on vinyl, a decidedly old-fashioned format. Every time I walk into a record store, I see more vinyl. And more people. The new record bins are growing, the used record bins are growing, LPs are taking up space previously occupied by CDs, and people are shopping enthusiastically, getting in between me and all that precious vinyl. But why?
Photographer Ben Meadors and writer Owen McCafferty are wondering the same thing. They hope to travel to several US cities, photographing and interviewing record collectors, record store owners, and other vinyl enthusiasts, and then document their experience in a book.
Sounds like a wonderful idea to me.
Ben and Owen are trying to raise $6500 for their project. At this moment, with 17 days to go, they’ve raised $4567. For more info and to support the project, visit Kickstarter.