Colin Czerwinski is a music loving photographer from Bluffton, South Carolina. He captures images around town of sunsets, lakefronts, still lifes and more, but they all have a “fine art” feel to them. One group of images that stood out amongst all is other work was his documentation of his collection of vinyl records. The colors, the patterns, the simplicity and beauty really grabbed us, and as it turns out grabbed him a long time ago:
I grew up into music early on. My dad is a drummer (and engineer) and my mom was a jazz/dance instructor. I remember when I was younger, I would delve into my dads vinyl and just look at them because I thought they were so cool. There was something special about holding the vinyl and flipping it over to the B side that appealed to me. About 5 or 6 years ago, a friend of mine showed me a couple bands – The Menzingers and Algernon Cadwallader – and a few more, but he introduced to me this “underground” punk/emo/rock scene that I wasn’t aware of.
All these bands were releasing vinyl still and the colored variants that they were doing caught my attention. I immediately wanted to start finding bands that I liked (which is the more math-rock oriented stuff) and start collecting vinyl. Once you start collecting its really hard to stop, haha.
Although only a sampling of his collection is shown below, Colin has over 80 vinyl records and has produced a few now for his two bands Big Awesome and Henrietta.
I’m so glad we did! Its such a cool feeling to hold your own music thats actually tangible and real.
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Colin’s recommended record labels: Topshelf Records, Tiny Engines, Count Your Lucky Stars, Jetsam – Flotsam, Run For Cover, Sideonedummy, Flannel Gurl, Polyvinyl, Animal Style
All images ©2015 Colin Czerwinski