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Saturday, July 12, 2014

50 Words For Kate: #46 - Cropping

Say what you like about Kate Bush, but she takes a good photo. I'm not just talking about her obvious physical attributes, which even a devout gay like myself can appreciate, but her spirit, aura, vibe - call it what you will. Over the years Kate has done hundreds of photo shoots from standard headshots to elaborate set pieces with costumes and props. Early in her career Kate was obviously learning on the job, which led to some photographs she may wish had never seen the light of day.... but, thanks to the Internet, they will live forever!

Famously, her launch photo, which appeared on giant posters across London, caused many a head to turn and car to crash... can you guess why?

Needless to say, this image was soon cropped!

Next, two of the planets most intelligent creatures get acquainted.

This one probably has something meaningful to say about the oppression of women in pop music...

Maybe they lost the bottom half of the outfit.

Found it!

It also comes in gold...

Kate liked this outfit so much, she decided to take her crocodile for a walk...

Ok, that's enough. Don't we all have some photos in our past we wish we could wipe from history? Just to prove these are the exceptions rather than the rule, here's one of my favourite early Kate pictures to savour.

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