I was looking through my old records one day when I suddenly realised that they are a mirror of the most significant moments in my life. Carole King - the first year at university, Lucio Battisti - a year spent teaching in Viareggio, Tom Waits - working in Milan in the 80s.

First of all I chose 36 records and made a composition of the labels. When friends looked at the photo they all started comparing and reminiscing. So I thought it might make an interesting idea for an exhibition - a life in vinyl. I reduced the number of records to 16 and started talking to people and making photos of their records.

I ended up with 18 people's records. Now you can see them here on the site.

Paul Radley Photography