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.
New Work - This open edition is a collection of images created since January 2004. 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 Going By
Bearing witness to the end of a once thriving saltwater farm is a sad undertaking, yet sometimes one can do little but observe.
I was walking around the great old place, awaiting a good composition, when along came the two sheep and one goat. A couple of exposures and that was it.
The old New England expression for a place or person, or most anything in this sort of disrepair and decrepitude is gone by, or, going by. Thus, especially with the animals passing in front of me, the title is a no-brainer.
When my mother first saw this photograph her immediate response was, “My God, it’s the three of you,” referring to me, the black sheep in the lead, and my two younger brothers following behind. Somethings we never live down.