There’s a process to creating vinyl
records that borders on artistry, something Alastair Philip Wiper—who loves
records—discovered during a visit to Record
Industry, a pressing plant in the in the Dutch city of Haarlem. The British
photographer followed every step in the process, from making the master to
pressing the wax to shrink-wrapping the finished product.
Hardcore audiophiles never gave up on
the format, of course, but hipsters and nostalgic baby boomers helped fueled
a resurgence that started in 2006, and sales remain strong. In fact, sales
surged 30 percent last year. Given the boom in business, Record
Industry can crank out around 30,000 records a day.
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