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 Partners
This is essentially a portrait of my friend, Philip Conkling, and me. He was with me when I made this photograph, and we were surely together when we started the Island Institute and for three decades partnered to make that organization into what it is today. He’s been a great partner, finest kind.
This photograph is so simple, and, perhaps because of that, when I look at it, then close my eyes, my imagination smells the wharf, and hears the voices of these men in their work together.
It makes me think of two critical qualities by which communities endure, “independence and interdependence.”