Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie

Walter Nimmo (2003)

About this artwork

Walter Nimmo is a Scottish genius in every sense of the word. He was a distinguished professor of anaesthetics at Sheffield University, before moving back to Edinburgh in 1988 to set up Inveresk Clinical Research, a business which became a market leader in clinical research and drug testing. It was snapped up by a Swiss company, then bought back by Walter and his management colleagues, before being listed in the United States. This success attracted Charles River Laboratories by whom it was bought in October 2004 for nearly $1.5 billion. Walter is a renowned pianist and a board member of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. This portrait was commissioned as part of a series celebrating Scotland’s entrepreneurial talent.

Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie

Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie

Scottish photographers Malley and Gillespie are collectively known as ‘Broad Daylight’, collaborating on a variety of projects alongside their individual practices. Malley’s background as a documentary photographer and Gillespie’s training as an illustrator has created a partnership that enables them to produce work ranging from commissioned portraiture and documentary photography, to advertising and creative imagery. From 1999 – 2005 they produced book jacket images for the crime novelist Ian Rankin and also worked with him on the major book project 'Rebus’s Scotland' – a publication highlighting the places that inspired the settings in Edinburgh and beyond for Rankin’s Rebus novels. 2009 saw them working on an exhibition called 'As Others See Us' – which portrayed a selection of noteworthy Scots.