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) print is limited to 50 prints of this image plus ten artist proofs (AP). They are printed on 24 x 36 inch sheets.
The story behind Couples
Poking around an old mid-coast cemetery I was struck by this juxtaposition of stones. I think I titled it even before I made the image.
I could not help but think of relationships…those that are close and those that aren’t. I thought of marriages that work, in which intimacy and comfort grows, and I thought of those that drift apart, in which the warmth flickers out.
Not long after I made this image, all of the stones in the cemetery were straightened. Would that straightening out lives be so simple.