Glyn Satterley

Returning Home from Hind Shooting, Kingie Deer Forest, Invernesshire (1983)

About this artwork

This photograph comes from a book called 'The Highland Game', examining aspects of life on Scotland's sporting estates. It took Satterley twelve years to complete. Here we see the bad weather which the keepers responsible for culling the red deer have to face during the winter months. Having first deposited the photographer on the shore, the men returned to the loch before re-landing the boat and unloading the hinds. This image is a reminder that deer have been managed in Scotland since the end of the Ice Age.

Glyn Satterley

Glyn Satterley

Glyn Satterley was born in Sevenoaks, Kent in 1947. He gained a degree in Fine Art from Ravensbourne College in 1975. Satterley spent two years making photographs for the book Life in Caithness and Sutherland, published in 1982, when he moved up to Scotland permanently. He then began a new project on documenting life on Highland sporting estates. He has worked as a freelance photojournalist for many European and American newspapers and magazines. Most recently he has provided the photographic material for the Scottish Golf Book, The Scottish Fishing Book, and The Scottish Whisky Book.