Who we are:

Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie are award-winning photographers collectively known as broad daylight. Tricia’s background is documentary photography and Ross studied as an illustrator.

What we do:

Bespoke portraiture, documentary and advertising work, corporate portraiture and creative imagery for both websites and publications. Having worked together for almost 20 years we have a solid track record and experience across a wide spectrum of photographic requirements, offering excellent service and good value.

What we've done:

'Portraits of Excellence': commissioned by The University of Edinburgh this exhibition and publication is a series of 26 portraits of academics. Shown and well received at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh who subsequently acquired them for it's permanent collection.

'Rebus's Scotland': From 1999 - 2005 we produced book jacket images for the crime novelist Ian Rankin and also worked with him on major book project Rebus's Scotland: a mixture of the factual and atmospheric creates an evocative and stunningly produced book highlighting the places that inspired the settings in Edinburgh and beyond for Ian Rankin's Rebus novels. Limited edition fine art prints are available from our web site.

What we're doing:

'Entrepreneurial Scotland Portraits of Inspiration': exhibited in The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, these photographic portraits of some of Scotland's leading wealth creators including Sir Jackie Stewart, Richard Tait and Sir Tom Hunter commissioned by the Entrepreneurial Exchange. This is an ongoing body of work which is added to on an annual basis.

'as others see us': Exhibition and publication. A unique and innovative ongoing photographic project initially produced as part of Homecoming Year. Selected sitters were asked to respond to their favorite Burns text which combined with contemporary portraiture produced a body of work that is interesting, informative, engaging, amusing and thought provoking. The subjects include Eddi Reader, Andrew O’Hagan, Janice Galloway, Christopher Brookmyre, Kirsty Wark, Peter Capaldi and Peter Howson as well as a Clan Chief and an Ayrshire farmer. Launched at the Scottish Parliament on Burns night 2009 it was subsequently shown at 9 venues the length and breadth of Scotland including for three months at the National Galleries Edinburgh after which it traveled to the Scottish Governments EU Headquarters in Brussels and to Australia where it featured in the Scotland Week 2010 programme in Sydney. In addition some 2,000 copies of the 'as others see us' publication were used in a book-crossing event in Sydney. They have been tracked as far a field as Bali and Los Angeles. To date the exhibition has been viewed by over 280,000 people.

Other stuff:

Tricia's solo Exhibitions:

'Departures': a study of workers and travelers at Edinburgh's Waverly Station.

'Glasgow 1990': Shown at Street Level Gallery Glasgow. As one of four photographers commissioned to record the events of the 'City of Culture' in their own style, this exhibition was one of the most successful in the City of Culture's visual arts programme. One of the images 'Majorette the Big Day' was a selected entry in the 'John Kobal Portrait Award' and was exhibited in London at the Zelda Cheattle gallery.

'Tremendous Reality':  documented the life and work of the Cistercian Brothers. This exhibition was produced in response to the first 'Scottish International Photography Festival - Fotofeis' taken as part of the theme o 'Family'. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery purchased 9 images from this exhibition, which are now held as part of their permanent collection They have shown these on several occasions including a major documentary exhibition entitled The Art of Documentary

'Millennium': a body of our work is held by Millennium Images London.


'Gold Heist' awarded for photography in the prospectuses of both the University of Bradford and of Edinburgh.

'Communicators in Business Awards' won at both Regional and National level for work reproduced in 'Edit' the in house magazine of the University of Edinburgh being the first photographers ever to be awarded both 'Best Colour Illustration' and 'Best Black & White Illustration' in the same year.

An image entitled 'The Old Couple' from Tricia's exhibition 'Departures' was awarded a 'Highly Commended' in the prestigious 'Jane Bown/Observer Portrait Award'.

In July 2009 the Scottish National Portrait Gallery acquired a full set of ‘Entrepreneurial Scotland Portraits of Inspiration’ for their permanent collection.