In the first project of its kind for British Vogue, editor-in-chief Edward Enninful commissioned 14 special covers for the August 2020 issue. The country’s greatest artists and photographers, from Tim Walker to Nadine Ijewere, Nick Knight to Lubaina Himid, present striking images of UK landscapes they hold dear in a series that explores the theme of reset. The original prints of each depiction of nature – be it an everyday skyline or the memory of a place much missed – will be auctioned off in aid of Covid-19 relief charities later this year.
First up, David Hockney shares a personal view of East Yorkshire. “This oil painting is of late spring in the village of Kilham,” he says, of the 2006 painting. “Now, I am in Normandy, a paradise of a place for me. I have made 120 iPad paintings of our large garden – it is like having drawing and painting equipment always at the ready, and there is no cleaning up needed. It’s quite fantastic. The other night I got up to pee at about 4am and saw the largest and brightest full moon in a long time. I was thrilled by it and recorded it on the iPad. Photography is useless for this, it pushes everything away, including the moon.”
[Photo Credit: British Vogue Magazine]