In the song "America," Simon and Garfunkel sing: "So I looked at the scenery / She read her magazine..." Whether these lyrics might have guided the title of this publication, I'm not sure - but if so, it was very much unintended, and must have come to me through some unconscious realm.
The album cover for Simon and Garfunkel's Bookends, released in 1968, was a classic studio portrait photographed by Richard Avedon.
Around the same time, Cecil Beaton was putting together his 1970 scrapbook, which will be the first thing you see in this issue. Somehow, it feels like more than a coincidence.
The word Scenery refers to the landscapes and interiors that inspire us. The details of the spaces that colour our lives, the curiosities and characters that we collect. The places we choose to spend our time, and why we choose to spend our time in them.
These are the stories we want to share. Look at the scenery, read the magazine.
Editor - SIMON B. MORCH
AMANDA HARLECH'S TACK ROOM, PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILLIAM WATERWORTH CECIL BEATON'S SCRAPBOOK, PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRIS MANN ROBERT KIME'S KITCHEN, PHOTOGRAPHY BY OSCAR FOSTER- KANE
STEVE HARRISON'S MUG WITH CHARLIE MCCORMICK'S FLOWERS, PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRIS LENSZ
FENDI PEEKABOO AND WILLIAM MORRIS SUSSEX CHAIR
PHOTOGRAPHY BY OSCAR FOSTER- KANE