#NerdAlert

Confession: I am a huge Harry Potter fan. I don’t write fanfic or anything (not that there’s anything wrong with that!) but I love it. I found these photos to be adorbs/awesome/lovely/funny. See more here.

Dumbledore dancing with Snape.

Bellatrix smooching Harry.

Cedric and Cho laughing in the lake.

Voldemort pls.

McGonagall straight chilling, reading the fake Daily Prophet.

Snape smiles!

Harry with another Harry.

Heroes and villains.

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Super moon.

Greek temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion.

Rising over Rome.

Epcot.

Judean Desert in the West Bank.

Chicago Harbor Lighthouse.

Oberbaum Bridge in Berlin, Germany.

Washington Monument.

All photos from the LA Times Tumblr.

Supermoon sounds like a Marvel super hero.

Family Photos.

These photos are THE BEST. The following is a mini-interview they did with GQ for this spread.

Danny McBride: One of my friends sent me some [casting-call] link that said, “Looking for Maya Rudolph and Danny McBride look-alikes as children,” and they were like, “What the fuck is this?” It said something about fuzz on their faces being a plus.

Maya Rudolph: With the child quotient, we were thinking we’d have to be on our best behavior. But then one of our daughters—cherubic face, 11 years old—started singing along to the filthiest, dirtiest southern rap.

Danny McBride: We asked one of the girls in the Christmas picture if she still believed in Santa Claus.

Maya Rudolph: Everyone’s facing the camera, and she just whips around and is like: “Do you still believe in God?” Didn’t miss a beat.

Babyshop.

Photographer Emil Nyström loves to photograph his super cute daughter Signhild (how Swedish is that!?) and then photoshop her into crazy scenarios. She is super adventurous and mischievous and gets into all sorts of shenanigans. I love the one where she is Fruit Ninja mostly because I am obsessed with that iPhone game.

This is what he told PetaPixel:

When shooting a baby like mine, I have to prepare a lot before I shoot, since she is usually not very keen on long working hours. If I get 15 engaged minutes, I’ve had it good. So lights, settings, scenery have to all be in place. Once the baby is on scene, I have to try getting the right facial expression and all the right poses as quickly as possible. Usually I get help from my wife with it. Sometimes when it’s more elaborate we have to have even more people helping. Other then that, there is usually not many problems with these types of shots.
Such a demanding model.

 

Rider Requests

Ridiculous band riders are my fave. And now, we can see them as well as read the weird things rock stars demand. Photographer Henry Hargreaves, with the help of stylist Caitlin Levin, shot Flemish still-life-style photographs of the requests. All caption wording comes directly from contracts and is unedited.

Al Green: Twenty-four long-stem (dethorned) red roses.

Axl Rose: Fresh Wonder Bread (white), Dom Perignon

Beyoncé: Juicy baked chicken,HEAVILY SEASONED: garlic, sea salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Beyoncé can only have Pepsi products.

Billy Idol: One tub I can’t believe it’s not Butter!, Pepperidge Farms Soft Baked Nantucket Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Britney Spears: Fish and chips, McDonald’s cheeseburgers without the buns, 100 prunes and figs, a framed photo of Princess Diana.

Busta Rhymes: Twenty-four pieces of fried chicken, Rough Rider condoms, Guinness.

Foo Fighters: Big-ass kielbasas that make men feel self-conscious.

Frank Sinatra: One bottle each: Absolute, Jack Daniel’s, Chivas Regal, Courvoisier, Beefeater Gin, white wine, red wine. Twenty-four chilled jumbo shrimp, Life Savers, cough drops.

Lady Gaga: Small plate of cheese (nonsmelly, nonsweaty), on ice.

Mariah Carey: Cristal Champagne, bendy straws.

Marilyn Manson: Gummi bears.

New Kids on the Block: Häagen-Dazs ice cream, Oreo cookies.

Nine Inch Nails: Two boxes of corn starch.

Prince: Coffee and tea setup, including honey, lemon, sugar, cream, fresh ginger root. Physician will be used to administer a B-12 injection.

Rihanna: Hard-boiled eggs, turkey bacon, turkey sausage, at any time throughout the day. Please be prepared!

Van Halen: Herring in sour cream, large tube of KY jelly, M&M’s (Warning: absolutely no brown ones).

Apparently, NIN needs the corn starch to get those leather pants on/off. And the Van Halen/M&M’s thing isn’t as ridiculous as it seems; they would request no brown candies as kind of a “canary in a coal mine” situation. They had serious concerns about the staging and power supply for their shows. David Lee Roth was concerned that the venue wouldn’t pay attention the the very specific instructions they had for setting up their equipment, so he figured if they paid attention the the M&M’s, they probably read everything.

Exploding light bulbs.

Chemist and photographer Jon Smith fills light bulbs with different things (chalk dust, candies, sprinkles), shoots the bulbs with a pellet gun, and captures the image using high-speed photography. “People see and use light bulbs every day. They’re something we don’t pay attention to,” Smith told Flickr. “By shooting them, having them explode and filling them with different materials creates an interesting juxtaposition that I’m really drawn to.”