The End of the Dream (Custom Print)
"This image shows a panorama of the Milky Way over a high mountain ridge in the Pyrenees mountains, on the border between France and Spain. It takes 3 hours to climb this viewpoint inside a natural gap called La Brèche de Roland at 2,804 metres. From here, the rocky spur gives the appearance of the prow of a gigantic stone ship. The camera revealed an intense green airglow invisible to the naked eye. I wanted to add a human presence to show the place of humankind in this landscape, facing these immensities: the cosmos and the imposing mountains. I asked my friend to stand at the foot of the mountain, with a headlamp placed behind towards the rock to reveal her silhouette; she was wearing only a dress despite the very cold and windy conditions. There was a kind of magic in being here at night. The sky was one of the clearest I’ve ever seen and from this unusual place, losing our bearings, it seemed we could dive into this vastness, as if we were in a dream." Jean-Francois Graffand
Our Custom Prints and frames are all handmade to the highest standards. As each Custom Print and frame is made to your required specification, they take a little longer to prepare. Custom Prints are printed on sustainable, matt 250gsm conservation digital paper. Unframed prints are carefully rolled with acid free tissue paper inside a sturdy cardboard tube. Frames are made in the UK from sustainably-sourced woods.
Custom Prints (those which are customised by choosing a size and frame) are made to order and therefore take a little longer than our standard fulfilment times. Please read our Delivery and Returns page for our latest information about UK and international shipping.
Please check the size and frame options carefully so that you are happy as once ordered we will be unable to change.
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