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Special Edition With Print: Mangini Studio by Terry Brown & Gordon Stettinius

Special Edition With Print: Mangini Studio by Terry Brown & Gordon Stettinius


Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 11 5/8 inches
96pages, 54 color plates
ISBN 978-0-9845739-4-3
Special Edition of 12
Tiered pricing starting at $500

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Special Edition of Mangini Studio With Print:

Candela Books is proud to present a special edition of Mangini Studio. Thirty-six copies of the book will come in a custom-constructed, foil-stamped, leatherette clamshell case, with a choice of one of three 8″x10″ archival pigment prints by the artists.

The three available prints are Perm (short), 2014, Beehive, 2008 and Governor, 2009 (shown above).

Inquire about the different options for personalizing the enclosed print.

The price of the limited editions will increase in cost as the edition sells. The Candela store price reflects the current selling price for each version of the special edition. Please inquire for more information about tiered pricing.


For a period spanning eight years or so, Gordon Stettinius, a photographer and a man of average appearance, sporadically visited the Mangini Studio in Richmond, Virginia, to have his portrait taken. Terry Brown, a fine art photographer as well as a commercial portraitist, happened, at that time, to be Mangini’s principal studio photographer.  The first of the styled portraits Brown recorded came about as the result of Stettinius’ disquieting need to experiment with the proud but oft-maligned hairstyle known to some as the permanent wave.

Not long after this initial effort, Stettinius began to sense a sea change in people’s general attitude toward him. After a little social experimentation around town and an abundance of hard-core introspection, the conclusion he drew was indisputable. His friends, he felt certain, had begun to crave his attention.  His loved ones, it seemed, were loving him even more than before. And, more impressive yet, colleagues even had begun to defer to his opinions and wishes on matters of every description.  In the fall of that year, his love life even turned around for the better.

To date, Brown and Stettinius have produced over fifty of these studio portraits.  Taken individually, the images run from believable to the slightly ridiculous. Taken collectively, one has to wonder if these two might have found something more productive to do with their time.


Terry Brown, is a commercial photographer and fine artist, out of Richmond, Virginia.  She was part of the artist collaborative FEAST and has been shown widely as a member of that collective and as a fine artist.  Her work is in the collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Art and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art as well as many private collections.


Gordon Stettinius has been exhibited nationally and internationally as a photographer over the last twenty-five years and his work can be found in numerous private and public collections. Stettinius is represented by Robin Rice Gallery in New York and Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. Stettinius is also an emeritus member of 1708 Gallery and an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.

In 2010, Gordon founded Candela Books, a publishing company, and, to date, they have produced five fine art photography books. In 2011, Gordon founded a fine art photography gallery dedicated to featuring the work of nationally respected photographers. Candela Books + Gallery now inhabits a renovated 3,800 square foot building in the downtown arts district of Richmond, Virginia and is one of the leading advocates for fine art photography in the mid-Atlantic region.