All prints are handmade by Peter Ralston on archival rag paper with an archival ink set.
Small Matted Prints - This collection is printed on 8.5 x 11 inch sheets, matted, ready to be framed.
Sightings - This limited edition (LE) collection of 64 images is from Peter's 1997 book, Sightings. This edition is limited to 25 prints of each image plus five artist proofs (AP). They are printed on 17 x 22 inch sheets.
The Master Prints - This limited edition (LE) collection of 25 images were selected as especially important to the artist. This edition is limited to 50 prints of each image plus ten artist proofs (AP). They are printed on 24 x 36 inch sheets.
The story behind Noontide
This time of year we gather the quiet.
The frenzy of life of summer life at 44˚N has subsided and the coast settles into winter.
In winter we can better see the skeleton – or skeletons – of the land and the communities. And the quiet of it all….often the most welcome seasonal gift.
And that’s what I remember so well about this midday. It was so absolutely silent. Only a rhythmic hiss of the water licking the fresh snow on the island beach. Otherwise, a perfect silence.
I experience a great sense of privilege when out on the boat or walking around on islands in the winter. I feel as though the whole coast is mine. No other boats...nothing.
The absolute finest kind of time for creative trespass. And secrets.