Some shooting for "78rpm" this past weekend at the Mechanical Music Extravaganza in Wayne NJ. An impressive array of phonographs, gramophones, cylinders, vintage radios, records, horns, needle tins, and everything else.
More than a few people were interested in the 16mm camera I was using. "Can
you still get the film for it?" was a common question. And an
interesting question, in the context of being surrounded by 100 year old
audio recordings and 100 year old players; all still producing music
today in the same way it was 100 years ago.
Got to meet some experts and enthusiasts in early phonographic equipment and recorded music. And when I was done shooting it was time to buy some 78s -- 1920s hot jazz and a smattering of opera. The 78 collector in me just couldn't resist!