World Exclusive! John Carder Bush to publish “Kate” – a second book of photographs of his sister!



Following the huge success of his re-issued “Cathy” book last autumn, Kate’s brother John Carder Bush and Little, Brown are publishing a second book of photos and essays by John in October 2015. It will be called “Kate” and there is also a special edition of the book being planned, details at Here is the press release:

KATE By John Carder Bush
A unique collection of rare and unseen photographs of Kate Bush, taken by her brother, the photographer and writer John Carder Bush.

Little, Brown is pleased to announce the publication of KATE by John Carder Bush. Published on 22nd October 2015, hardback, price £40.00. KATE is a collection of beautiful images from throughout her career. It includes outtakes from classic album shoots and never- before-seen photographs from The Dreaming and Hounds of Love sessions, and rare candid studio shots and behind-the- scenes stills from video sets, including ‘Army Dreamers’ and ‘Running Up that Hill’.

These stunning images will be accompanied by two new essays by John Carder Bush: Inside the Rainbow, describing in vibrant detail their shared childhood and the early, whirlwind days of Kate’s career, and My Sister, My Sitter, which vividly evokes John’s experience of photographing his sister. He says: ‘For me, each of these images forms part of a golden thread that shoots through the visual tapestry of Kate’s remarkable career. Storytelling has always been the heartbeat of Kate’s body of work, and it has been a privilege to capture these photographic illustrations that accompany those magical tales’

KATE is a truly extraordinary insight into the life and career of one of our most influential and well-loved artists. Publication will be supported by an extensive publicity and marketing campaign. A limited run of special editions will be available from – sign up now for more information. #katebook

John Carder Bush is a respected photographer and writer. His sister is the composer and musician Kate Bush, and John’s poetry narration and backing vocals have been used on several of her albums. He headed the Kate Bush management team for twenty years and since her early childhood, and throughout her career, John has photographed Kate both candidly and professionally. His images have appeared on iconic album, single and magazine covers worldwide. In 2014, Sphere published a new edition of CATHY, John’s iconic collection of photographs of Kate Bush as a young girl.

Photographs © John Carder Bush
For press requests and enquiries please contact Kirsteen Astor, Deputy Publicity Director at Little, Brown on | 020 7911 8059




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23 Responses to World Exclusive! John Carder Bush to publish “Kate” – a second book of photographs of his sister!

  1. Lisa says:

    Woweee !!! Wonderful news x

  2. Philip says:

    Fantastic news. I bought John’s ‘Cathy’ book and the quality and content is excellent. A well produced book and I am sure the ‘Kate’ book will be just as marvellous. Can’t wait for it to be published!

  3. Nicola says:

    Fantastic! I love that pic of her smiling with the hounds of love….

  4. Ricardo says:


  5. Tim says:

    Great! I might just order this – looks good!

  6. Barry says:

    Brilliant news. Now if only he could help nudge that BTD blu-ray along too 🙂

  7. Sky Boswell says:

    I can hardly express my delight at this news. Fantastic! Thank you, John. 🙂 xxxx

  8. Blackbird Braille says:

    THANK YOU John Carder Bush!!! I’ve been wanting a book of these photos of yours for years! I can’t begin to tell you how much this means to me. I am beyond ecstatic!

  9. claudio says:


  10. Blackbird Braille says:

    Does John have any plans of showing these in exhibition format? I think a proper show would be lovely.

  11. Lesley Sharp says:

    Now this looks fab. Looking forward to getting this one 🙂

  12. Andy Mack says:

    Thrilling news…Kate was so lucky to have you as a chronicle of her life and times. In turn, we are lucky too.

  13. David Gibbons says:

    Brilliant news – can’t wait

  14. Gabriella says:

    just can’t wait for this !!! i love the swan dress on Kate ,… she looks so stunning,.. and what a warm smile on the HOL photo ,… thank you John for making this a lovely coffee table book ,… what a joy,…

    love 2u…


  15. mickeymack says:

    Ooh I’ve just come!

  16. Mark says:

    I hope this comes on and has the same release date in America as it does the UK.

  17. H.R. Hudson says:

    I’m very glad to see the continuation of the photography of John Carder Bush from “Cathy” to “Kate.” The photos shown are beautiful and capture Kate’s essence. Love the HOL photo!!

  18. Kozmic says:

    Am I the only one who would enjoy much more a box set of audio rarities rather than another book of photographies, even by his brother ?

  19. emil mcmahon says:

    I too am looking forward to this book and everything else that may come along this year… read here to see more:

  20. Mark says:

    The American release date for “Kate” is now December 15, 2015 and the price has risen from $ 40.07 to $65.00. I want an explanation for the delay and price increase.

  21. John Collins says:

    Hello John,
    This is great news, I pre-ordered the book from Amazon back in May, and just recently received the ‘Bescope’ edition of ‘Cathy’
    I’ve placed my name and E-Mail address on your site a few times,
    as I always seem to miss out.
    I hope soon to hear from you regarding the ‘Special Edition ‘ book of Kate.
    Looking forward to it like lots of us.


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