“There’s a magical quality — all familiar, but made exotic," says Candela’s associate director, Ashby Nickerson, of Wright's photographs. (Photo courtesy of Candela Books + Gallery)
Richmond photographer Willie Anne Wright’s 34 beguiling, dreamy images in Candela Books + Gallery’s “Direct Positive” exhibition were created in the 1970s and ’80s with a pinhole camera and Cibachrome, a material used to make prints from color slides.
Wright’s subjects are family, friends, beaches and still lifes. “They are haunting and romantic,” says Candela’s associate director, Ashby Nickerson. “There’s a magical quality — all familiar, but made exotic.”
Also on view are the cameras Wright used. An accompanying book, Direct Positive ($50), is available at the gallery and online. Through Dec. 23. 225-5527 or candelabooks.com.