Andrew and Jamie Murray (7 April 2008 (printed 2012))
About this artwork
Jamie and Andy Murray started playing tennis at a young age in their home town of Dunblane. They went on to achieve success on the junior singles circuit before graduating to the senior game. In 2013 Andy stands as British No. 1 and is ranked No. 2 in the world. He holds 28 career titles, including two Grand Slams, the US Open 2012 and Wimbledon 2013, alongside Olympic Gold at London 2012. Jamie specialises in doubles (sometimes partnering his brother) and won the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 2007. In 2013 he is Britain’s No.7 doubles player. The brothers have both played in Great Britain’s Davis Cup team. Their mother, Judy, coaches the Great Britain Fed Cup team.
- title: Andrew and Jamie Murray
- accession number: PGP 220.19
- artist: Murdo MacLeodScottish (born 1963)
- gallery: Scottish National Portrait Gallery(On Display)
- object type: Photograph
- date created: 7 April 2008 (printed 2012)
- measurements: 81.50 x 63.45 cm
- credit line: Purchased 2012
- copyright: Copyright and Photography by Murdo MacLeod.
Murdo MacLeod was raised in Siabost (Shawbost) on the Isle of Lewis. From 1980-3 he studied Photography at Napier College Edinburgh. Since 1985 he has worked as a professional newspaper and magazine photographer, for which he has won UK Press Photographer of the Year. MacLeod’s portrait photographs step into the obscure and surreal, with unusual props and fascinating poses. Yet they are always rooted in reality – never quite going beyond the believable. MacLeod also utilises light in an expert way, often dramatically lighting his subjects, which further enhances the theatrical and slightly bizarre quality of his work.