About the Vinyl Record Art

... the vinyl record art

Lost Life On Wax is my vinyl record art. ( my name is Able by the way )

vinyl record art Venice beach

It is my street, nature, oddity, travel, black and white photography that has been imposed onto recycled Vinyl Records.

This is my unique spin on vinyl record art.

 

Much love and passion go into the making of these vinyls.

I carefully handcraft them and since I am just one dude it makes these vinyls pretty rare.I try to keep the vinyl record art pieces very affordable and so I keep them all the same price, 30 bucks. I try to make sure if somebody wants one of these they are able to get their hands on one so even broke collage kids can grab ’em 😉

What do you do with them?

Most people hang the vinyl record art on the wall by putting a thump tack in the middle or slapping some command strips on the back ( they look rad above a record player ).

 

In addition the vinyls are often framed, put on plate stands and get turned into clocks.

 

Sometimes the vinyls even end up on a record players when nothing is getting spun, just because it looks cool.

 

Display them any way! Let your imagination run wild!

Did your ruin a Beatles Record??!!

I DO NOT cover up records by artists! 

Further, these records are upcycled, recycled, repurposed… not sure the correct term but it’s mostly stuff like Readers Digest “Love Is Forever” and silly sides like that.

Most noteworthy they are LP s that would end up in the trash probably if I didn’t make record art out of them.

As a result the record art is quite "green."

Regardless of my opinion about someones music I wont cover up any artists musical works.

Have any pictures taken in my city?

Probably.

 

The photography on my vinyl art comes from 5 years of touring with my music.

I will often end up in very culturally rich parts of town brimming with music and art.

As a result I am in a unique position to take cool photos. Also when I am not bopping from city to city I post up in New York or LA depending on the time of year.

 

If you want you can drop your email in here and ill email you if I have a show in your neck of the woods…

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Where should I start?

The portfolio can be a bit overwhelming. I have over 100 different records at the moments and way more on the way.

So to try to combat this I have compiled a bit more of a detailed explanation below of the different categories

Street Photography & Band Photography

If you think you might be interested a record with a performer on it try checking out the Street Photography or the Musician Section. This is the more popular theme.

If your interested in Pop-Culture Art like movie characters and such I have a way I’ve incorporated that.

I have photographs of the inside of Pinball Machines and toys in the real world. Its quirky but fun.

Dope Art For The Recording Studio

The section titled GEAR was started by my fascination with guitar pedals.

In fact, instead of saving for my future, I tend to spend most of the record art money I make on guitar pedals and other various things that make cool noise.

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In addition the GEAR section is a good spot to find photos to hang up in music rooms, recording studios and jam spaces.

Things like blown speakers, dope music gear, broken circuit boards and vintage record players are a couple examples of what you might find in here.

Skulls & Bones

The BONES section is just that… picture of bones. I visit fossil museums a lot which is a good chunk of this section.. therefore fossils on records became a thing I do.

Makes no sense but looks cool right? Yes those bones where somebody… or something at one point.

Also in this section are photos of a life-size ( real looking ) skeleton named Brando… . I talk more about who Brando is in this Instagram post…

About the Vinyl Record art ...

In conclusion, thanks for looking! If you dig the work I hope you find some that speaks to you!

 

Lastly, If you grab any of the work be sure to tag me so I can see them hanging up!

#ablethought

#lostlifeonwax

 

Thanks so much for your support and for supporting handmade art and craftsmanship!

 

 

Thanks for supporting original ideas therefore helping them grow!

 

 

All the Best
Able