Our Story


NIMMO GALLERY + STORE


Nimmo Gallery is in the heart of Greymouth.
A must stop place to visit when you are travelling through the West Coast.
Stunning landscapes cover the walls and we have a fine selection of
New Zealand and local made items and gifts.
When Stewart isn't out photographing the West Coast or further afield he is in and out of the gallery on a regular basis, so if you're stopping through you may even have the opportunity of meeting the man himself - and he enjoys a good chat.

We have recently located into the eye catching art deco building next door to our previous location.
So where are we exactly?

102 Mackay Street
Greymouth
New Zealand
Phone - 03 768 6499


Thanks to the lovely Print By George for these images


THE FACES BEHIND THE LENSES

Stewart
or Stew as he quite often introduces himself as, is a "coaster" born and bred.
He is the creator, dreamer, and tireless backbone behind the business.
His love for the West Coast and its ever changing scenery shines through in his images.
Originally trained as a surveyor, Stewart's appreciation for the outdoors grew. Surveying on the Coast and a stint overseas Stewart then returned to Greymouth with his wife Edie to raise a family. Even back then he was always seen with a camera in one hand and a theodolite in the other.

Stewart made the transition from surveyor to professional photographer, firstly with a part time studio & then completely in 2000 when he opened his first gallery in the "Becks" building in town - as the locals know it. In 2005 he released a new range of Landscapes and called the collection "My Own Back Yard". In 2008 from the brick walls to a contemporary gallery where the Stewart Nimmo Photography brand took on a new location and image.

Stewart's strong passion for his home and his craft remains strong, and his 'Sure, why not?' attitude is widely known. He is a Master of Photography with the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography, and has a string of awards which attest to his skill with a camera.

Being heavily involved in the local community Stewart is a member of the Greymouth Heritage Trust, Cobden Anglican Church, Greymouth Camera Club, and the West Coast Vintage Car Club. It may surprise you that he is also the patron of the famous Kokatahi Band (Something he has enjoyed photographing for many years).

The latest project from Stew has been the new gallery (just next door to the old one)
With the opening he released 12 new images...and more on their way!






Lydia
is Stewart's daughter, and as you can imagine, has been around cameras for as long as she can remember. It wasn't until 2006 that she decided to take photography up as a career.
As you can see in the Portraits and Weddings sections she has become an accomplished photographer in her own right, becoming professionally qualified in both wedding and portrait in 2008. Her work has been recognized with a string of awards.
She puts her heart and soul into photographing people and capturing their connections.
With a love for photographing newborns, children and weddings and travelling this shows in her work.
Newly married and more passionate then ever we are excited to see what she creates with the upcoming wedding and portrait season, and a trip to the USA & Europe.
Lydia fronts up our Weddings and Portraits so if you have any queries she is the person to contact
- lydia@nimmophoto.co.nz


Photograph by Jake Thomas