Except for the record shop closing – that news always brings tears to my eyes as I can’t imagine if my husband and I had to close our doors (::sniff::), this is something I can totally get behind! Straight from Michael’s submission: Chellise and I are wedding photographers in Brooklyn, NY as well as vinyl enthusiasts. Every morning, our ritual is eggs, coffee and records together before we start our day. After a hard years work, we couldn’t help but notice a bit of envy on our part that we started feeling towards our couples. “When do we get our picture taken?” was the question we were asking ourselves. So we called our friend, and very talented artist Richard Bergeron, and asked him to take some photos of us. We then contacted our friend Bob Noguera who owns Strider Records in the West Village, and asked if it was okay to do a shoot in his shop. He was more than happy to have us, so we scheduled a date and that was that. The day we showed up though, there was some VERY disconcerting news. Bob, who had ran this store for the past 30 years, was being kicked out of the space due to new property management. This store was a New York staple. Absolute organized chaos with records floor to ceiling and rows of bliss filing down the middle. As you can imagine, it ended up being quite the bitter sweet shoot, but we blasted through it, and felt fortunate to be able to capture the beauty of this relic before they had to close the doors. So this one here is for Bob! Thanks for being a pillar of the music community for an astonishing number of years.
What they bought that day:
The Van Dykes – “No Man is an Island” (favorite song: “A Sunday Kind of Love”)
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys – “The Golden Era” (favorite song: “Rosetta”)
The Spaniels – “The Spaniels” (favorite song: “Stormy Weather”)
The Marcels – “Heartaches” (favorite song: “Loved Her the Whole Week Through”)
Photographer: Richard Bergeron