Saturday, August 9, 2014

The collector

Writing for The New York Times Magazine, Monte Reel profiles the world’s most prodigious record collector, Zero Freitas, a Brazilian businessman who, Reel writes, is “driven to get his hands on all the records in the world.”

Freitas has amassed a collection of several million vinyl discs – he’s not sure of the exact number – and continues to acquire them in batches of dozens, hundreds and thousands, much more than his cataloguing staff can keep up with: