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Foreword

by Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order)

When the internet became HUGE and our record sales
became small, I really started to miss vinyl records.
      I had been prepared: Tapes, 8-track cartridges,
cassettes, CDs, DAT, MiniDiscs, MP3s… everything
started to disappear.

When the internet became HUGE and our record sales became small, I really started to miss vinyl records.
      I had been prepared: Tapes, 8-track cartridges, cassettes, CDs, DAT, MiniDiscs, MP3s… everything started to disappear.

When the internet became HUGE and our record sales became small, I really started to miss vinyl records.
I had been prepared: Tapes, 8-track cartridges, cassettes, CDs, DAT, MiniDiscs, MP3s… everything started to disappear.

The sleeve notes on the records, which were so important
to me as a kid were now unreadable. Whenever I com-
plained, which was often, I was told: „We can get some
vinyl records from Germany. They still make them there!“
I was delighted to see my creations back in their
warm, black, crackly environment. I got a record player
for Christmas! It was like being re-born. Like being a child
again. Every time I put original vinyl on my heart lights up.
It is a deeply personal, almost religious experience.
Thank you Germany. Thank you, Kai Schäfer.

The sleeve notes on the records, which were so important
to me as a kid were now unreadable. Whenever I comp-
lained, which was often, I was told: „We can get some
vinyl records from Germany. They still make them there!“
      I was delighted to see my creations back in their
warm, black, crackly environment. I got a record player
for Christmas! It was like being re-born. Like being a child
again. Every time I put original vinyl on my heart lights up.
It is a deeply personal, almost religious experience.
Thank you Germany. Thank you, Kai Schäfer.

The sleeve notes on the records, which were so important to me as a kid were now unreadable.
Whenever I complained, which was often, I was told: „We can get some vinyl records from Germany. They still make them there!“
I was delighted to see my creations back in their warm, black, crackly environment.
I got a record player for Christmas! It was like being re-born. Like being a child again. Every time I put original vinyl on my heart lights up.
It is a deeply personal, almost religious experience.
Thank you Germany.
Thank you, Kai Schäfer.

Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order)

Worldrecords

The greatest albums in music history high­lighted:
on record players that partly became legendary too.

The greatest albums in music history high­lighted: on record players that partly became legendary too.

worldrecords is meant to be a tribute to ana­log acoustic art,
an homage to the warmest, perhaps most sensitive type of
sound carrier. In a way ‐ and that makes the photo series
so special ‐ it is also a private time machi­ne to the spectator:
music as an impulse to remember bits and pieces of one’s
personal history, a release of former thoughts and feelings.
The soundtrack of your life.

worldrecords is meant to be a tribute to ana­log acoustic art, an homage to the warmest, perhaps most sensitive type of sound carrier. In a way ‐ and that makes the photo series so special ‐ it is also a private time machi­ne to the spectator:
music as an impulse to remember bits and pieces of one’s personal history, a release of former thoughts and feelings.
The soundtrack of your life.

worldrecords is meant to be a tribute to ana­log acoustic art, an homage to the warmest, perhaps most sensitive type of sound carrier. In a way ‐ and that makes the photo series so special ‐ it is also a private time machi­ne to the spectator: music as an impulse to remember bits and pieces of one’s personal history, a release of former thoughts and feelings.
The soundtrack of your life.

From a formal point of view, the precise approach down to the last detail finds its ideal expression in large format. Each groove, each label notice, each tone arm component is oversized and thus nearly tangible. The special light Kai has developed for worldre­cords contributes a great deal to make these effects real.

From a formal point of view, the precise approach down to the last detail finds its ideal expression in large format. Each groove, each label notice, each tone arm component is oversized and thus nearly tangible. The special light Kai has developed for worldre­cords contributes a great deal to make these effects real.

From a formal point of view, the precise approach down to the last detail finds its ideal expression in large format. Each groove, each label notice, each tone arm component is oversized and thus nearly tangible. The special light Kai has developed for worldre­cords contributes a great deal to make these effects real.

The photo series started in 2010 and includes today over
100 pictu­res.



The photo series started in 2010 and includes today over 100 pictu­res.

The photo series started in 2010 and includes today over 100 pictu­res.

For the record

Kai Schäfer, born 1969 in Solingen, Germany works as a photo artist.
He created the WORLDRECORDS in 2010 as an ongoing series
of highly detailed photos of vinyl on record players,
offering both the appreciation of a dedicated fan.

He lives with his partner, an interior architect,
and their son in Düsseldorf, Germany.

For the record

Kai Schäfer, born 1969 in Solingen, Germany works as a photo artist. He created the WORLDRECORDS
in 2010 as an ongoing series of highly detailed photos of vinyl on record players, offering both the appreciation of a dedicated fan.

He lives with his partner, an interior
architect, and their son in Düsseldorf, Germany.

For the record

Kai Schäfer, born 1969 in Solingen,
Germany works as a photo artist.
He created the WORLDRECORDS
in 2010 as an ongoing series of
highly detailed photos of vinyl on
record players, offering both
the appreciation of a dedicated fan.

He lives with his partner, an interior
architect, and their son in Düsseldorf,
Germany.

WORLDRECORDS on site

WORLDRECORDS
on site

WORLDRECORDS on display

WORLDRECORDS
on display

WORLDRECORDS on stage

WORLDRECORDS
on stage

WORLDRECORDS on air

WORLDRECORDS
on air

WORLDRECORDS on pages...

WORLDRECORDS
on pages...

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WORLDRECORDS - soundtrack of your life.

WORLDRECORDS - soundtrack of your life.

Get in touch with photo artist Kai Schäfer for a complete list of all WORLDRECORDS or ask for an individual interpretation of your favourite vinyl on a record player.

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Worldrecords.me News

Intersect PalmSprings 08.-11.02.2024 @ Palm Springs Convention Centre https://intersectpalmsprings.com/
Context Art Fair 05.-10.12.2023 @ The CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion, One Herald Plaza @ NE 14th Street | Downtown Miami https://www.contextartmiami.com/

NYC, Affordable Art Fair 20-24.09.2023 @ Metropolitan Pavillon
https://affordableartfair.com/

15.9.2023 @ Reichsstrasse 43, Düsseldorf

Seattle, WS: Seattle Art Fair 27.-30.7.2023 @ Lumen Field Event Center https://seattleartfair.com/

Southampton, NY: 13.-16.7.2023 @ Hamptons Fine Art Fair
https://hamptonsfineartfair.com

Worldrecords.me News

Intersect PalmSprings 08.-11.02.2024 @ Palm Springs Convention Centre https://intersectpalmsprings.com/
Context Art Fair 05.-10.12.2023 @ The CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion,
One Herald Plaza @ NE 14th Street | Downtown Miami https://www.contextartmiami.com/

NYC, Affordable Art Fair 20-24.09.2023 @ Metropolitan Pavillon
https://affordableartfair.com/

Previous News

15.9.2023 @ Reichsstrasse 43, Düsseldorf

Seattle, WS: Seattle Art Fair 27.-30.7.2023 @ Lumen Field Event Center https://seattleartfair.com/

vita

Kai Schäfer

Since 2010 photo artist
Since 1992 freelance photographer
1988-1992 René Staud Studios
1969  Born in Solingen/ Germany

Based in Düsseldorf/ Germany

art fairs

2023
Seattle art fair
Hampton’s fine art fair

2022
solo exhibition Auditorium Hamm

solo exhibition Kunsthaus „sans titre“ Potsdam
group exhibition art-advisor Ratingen
2021
solo exhibition
https://masterpieceart.co.uk London
2020
solo exhibition „RIVV“ Düsseldorf / Germany 
longtime-exhibition „me and all hotel“ Hannover 
2019
Road Trip Exhibition:
  galleries: „camera work“ berlin / „Voss“ Düsseldorf /
  „Ketterer Kunst“ München / „gallery“ Frankfurt
exhibition Galeria K Mallorca / Spain
meeting the B-52’s Cologne / Germany
exhibition gallery „artphotoby“ Paris / France
meeting „Die fantastischen Vier“
2018
Book-Release WORLDRECORDS, henipublishing, London / Great Britain
Solo-Exhibition Heni-Gallery London / Great Britain
Solo-Exhibition Mercedes-Benz Booth „TechnoClassica“
„Other Realities“ Group Exhibition Museum PASO Drusenheim / France
2017
Grieger Group Exhibition Museum NRW Forum Düsseldorf
Solo Exhibition Tonhalle Düsseldorf 
Art-Auction CHRISTIES Düsseldorf
Fotofever Carrousel du Louvre Paris
Group Exhibition „Mythos Tour de France“
 (with Kraftwerk, Andreas Gursky & Co)
 Museum NRW Forum Düsseldorf
2016
Solo Exhibition Gallery Artphotoby Paris
2015
Fotofever Carrousel du Louvre Paris
meeting Herbert Grönemeyer
PhotoPopUpFair Düsseldorf
 
 
2014
Art-Auction CHRISTIES Düsseldorf
meeting Lemmy Kilmister
Fotofever Carrousel du Louvre Paris
Pulse New York 
meeting Lou Reed!
2013 
Miami Project Miami
„Texas Contemporary“ Houston
„Artshow“ Düsseldorf
Solo Exhibition Music-Festival Rock am Ring Germany
Solo Exhibtion Kopeikin Gallery Los Angeles
ArtWalk & Auctions @ Google Los Angeles
The Aipad Photography Show New York
 
 
2012
Art-Auction CHRISTIES Düsseldorf
Solo Exhibition Music-Festival Rock am Ring Germany
2011
Art-Auction CHRISTIES Düsseldorf
Group Exhibition „so what gallery“ Düsseldorf
2010
meeting Metallica Prague / Czech Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kraftwerk "Die Mensch Maschine" on Revox B 790
The Cure "Three Imaginary Boys" on Bang & Olufsen Beogram 1800
Snoop Doggy Dogg "Doggystyle" on Technics SL-1210MK2
Nina Hagen Band "Nina Hagen Band" on Dual 1219
Frank Sinatra "In the wee small hours" on Garrard 209
Dr. Dre "The Chronic" on Technics SL-1210MK2
Miles Davis "Kind of Blue" on Rekokut B12-GH
Johnny Cash "American III: Solitary Man" on ADC Accutrac 4000
New Order "Substance" on Ariston RD 40
Janis Joplin "Mercedes Benz" on Braun SK 61
Die Toten Hosen "Opel Gang" on Dual 1219
Led Zeppelin "Four Symbols" on Braun PS 500
Joy Division "Unknown Pleasures" on Braun PS 500
Pink Floyd "The Wall" on Bang & Olufsen Beogram 4004
The Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" on Thorens TD 124 II
The Beatles "Hey Jude" on Transrotor AC
Bob Marley "Legend" on Dual 1219
Michael Jackson "Off the Wall" on Luxman PD-310
Kraftwerk "Tour De France" on Harman Kardon Rabco ST-7
Eminem "The Marshall Mathers LP" on Transrotor Argos
Jay-Z "Reasonable Doubt" on Technics SL-1200MK2
Jimi Hendrix "Are you experienced" on Dual 1219
Henry Mancini "The Party" on Thorens PE Studio 33
Serge Gainsbourg "Initials B.B." on Braun SK 61
Neil Young "Harvest" on Braun PS 500
AC DC "TNT" on ADC Accutrac 4000
The B-52s "The B-52's" on Dual 1219
Oasis "Wonderwall" on BSR "Monarch" UA 14
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong "Ella & Louis" on Thorens TD 124 II
Prince "Purple Rain" on Technics SL-1210MK2
Leonard Cohen "The Future" on Bang & Olufsen Beogram 4004
The Doors "The Doors" on Dual 1010
Elvis Presley "Mystery Train" on Braun SK 61
Little Richard "Here's Little Richard" on Garrard 209
Iron Maiden "The Number of the Beast" on Technics SL-1210MK2
Nirvana vs. Beethoven on Mitsubishi MC-8000
The Cure "Lovesong" on BSR "Monarch" UA 14
 

Kai Schäfer
Hansaallee 110
40547 Düsseldorf
Germany

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