Pat Riddell, editor
This issue was the first time we’d been able to commission a photographer (Slawek Kozdras) to shoot the entire cover story as the focus was on one specific area: New York. We’d asked five locals to each write about their borough, however it was Richard James Taylor (another of our photographers) whose image — looking from Brooklyn across the East River — fitted the brief perfectly, reflecting both the intimate and the epic sides of the metropolis. The Manhattan skyline as a backdrop immediately identifies the location as the Big Apple but the basketball players in the foreground add a local, personal dimension. Some covers grow on you, some have an instant impact — and never lose their lustre. This is one of the latter.
Read about New York’s five boroughs (as part of the cover story):
Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island