Peter Ralston: Reliquary

Posted:  Monday, February 18, 2013 - 8:45pm

Sometimes an image just looks the way you feel on a certain day.

I guess that given this particular day that's why I'm sharing this one.

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Noon, January


Today it's cold, blowy, snowing again, the winter is starting to feel long, and it's all just plain grey.

 I was exercising creative trespass and I was in That Place I go when my eye, heart and camera are all firing together. Family aside, it's my favorite place in the world.

I vividly remember making this image years ago and I didn't feel this way that long ago day.

But this farm has changed dramatically since then. Not really a farm any more. I think she's gone.

And I've changed a lot, what doesn't? The "me" of all those years ago is not gone, per se, just different, changed.

Onward... into the enigma.

On this day.


Ralston Gallery is in Rockport Village, at 23 Main Street, Rockport. Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. -6 p.m., or by chance or appointment. Peter and Terri live only a minute away and are more than happy to open on short notice. Phone: 230-7225; Gallery Manager, Terri Ralston.

 Peter Ralston's work has been seen in countless books and magazines, featured on network television and has been exhibited in galleries, collections and museums throughout the United Sates and abroad. In 2003, Peter received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Colby College in recognition for his photography work and for cofounding the Island Institute. Ralston Gallery opened in 2010, at the head of Rockport Harbor. Peter also offers photography workshops in coastal Maine, Newfoundland and Labrador.