Photographer Sam Parkes mourns the loss of simpler times in this beautiful series of black and white images documenting the old ways of gathering sheep from the hills. With the loss of financial incentive and selling of family farms, a life once dictated by the natural ebbs and flows the seasons, swimming holes and firelight, is relegated to that of anecdotal memory. As Parkes shares in his statement:
“Modern enterprise and technological advances will surely yield greater financial gain. But measured by all other standards considered part of a rounded human life, what the loss of this way of farming equates to is more difficult to quantify.”
See more from ‘The Old Ways In The Scottish Highlands’ below.