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Skye high!

A stunning image of the Isle of Skye – taken on an iPhone - is gracing the front page of renowned glossy mag, British Vogue.

Fashion photographer Nadine Ijewere’s beautiful image was captured at Carbost. While on location on Skye for another project in 2017, she documented the island’s iconic beauty in a series of images. The breathtaking landscape which appears on the cover was taken on her iPhone. 

It is the second of 14 special covers commissioned by the magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful for its August issue, which appears on news-stands and is available for digital download from tomorrow (July 3). The first front cover image was by David Hockney. 

Other images were submitted by a number of other artists and photographers, including Tim Walker, Nick Knight, Lubaina Himid, Mert Alas, David Sims, Marcus Piggott, Jamie Hawkesworth, Juergen Teller, Alasdair McLellan, Martin Parr, David Bailey and Craig McDean. 

On her Instagram page, Nadine wrote: “I decided to put forward an image from a trip to the Isle of Skye, captured on a day that looked anything but blue-sky perfect. I felt it reflected who I am and my work as an artist, that I always like seeing different types of beauty shown.” 

She also told the magazine that Skye was “somewhere I would love to go back and photograph more.”

Chris Taylor, VisitScotland Regional Leadership Director, said: “Like the rest of Scotland, the Covid-19 pandemic has hit the tourism industry hard on Skye, although the vast majority of the island’s tourism and hospitality businesses plan to re-open this summer.  “We have been working closely with SkyeConnect, the Destination Marketing Organisation, who are continuing to develop their My Skye Time website in an effort to encourage longer, more considered stays and to extend the season. Responsible travel, sustainability and volunteering are key strands of this work. “Whether coming here for a day or a longer spell, Skye is a truly magical and unique place, which has countless ways to enchant the visitor, with its mountain ranges, beautiful natural landscapes, miles of dramatic coastline and captivating history. At this time, I would encourage visitors to follow current Scottish Government advice on travel and to experience all Skye has to offer in a responsible manner.  “We need to remember that tourism is a force for good and has a part to play in not just providing jobs and economic benefits to every corner of Scotland but also bringing benefits to wellbeing and enhancing lives.” Dave Till, Chairman of SkyeConnect, said:“It is a fitting image with a very important message. The word ‘reset’ sums up perfectly what SkyeConnect is trying to do as we prepare to open the island to visitors following the easing of lockdown restrictions. “We want visitors to stay longer and experience more of what Skye has to offer. Through our new website“We also want visitors to be respectful of our unique environment and be sympathetic to the justifiable concerns of residents who fear another outbreak of Covid-19. We all need to ‘reset’ for the post-lockdown world and SkyeConnect commends Vogue for such a timely and innovative cover.”

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Skye high!

Island image featuring in renowned glossy mag

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