Belfast Telegraph

Naked album shot for Natasha Khan

Bat For Lashes star Natasha Khan has posed completely naked for the cover of her new album.

The Mercury Prize-nominated singer is seen standing facing the camera with a nude man draped over her shoulder for the sleeve of The Haunted Man.

The image has been shot by US photographer Ryan McGinley who has often been noted for his nude shots. Icelandic band Sigur Ros used one of his pictures for the cover of their fifth album.

Natasha, the daughter of Pakistani squash professional Rahmat Khan, has been known for her eccentric costumes and elaborate eye make-up. But for the cover she is bare-faced and wearing just a necklace and rings.

A message on her website about the album explains to fans: "Shot by the revered photographer Ryan McGinley, known for his naturalistic imagery, Natasha appears naked and carrying a man around her shoulders."

Natasha's two previous albums Fur And Gold and Two Suns have both been nominated for the Mercury, and she won an Ivor Novello Award in 2010 for her single Daniel.

The Haunted Man is due for release on October 15.


From Belfast Telegraph