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JK Rowling Shocked By Neville Longbottom’s Racy Underwear Shoot: VIDEO

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Image via Attitude

JK Rowling has jokingly castigated Neville Longbottom actor Matthew Lewis for stripping off for an underwear shoot with Attitude, reports Stuff.

In a discussion with Lewis on Twitter, Harry Potter author Rowling referenced Daniel Radcliffe stripping off for a theater production of Equus

Lewis responded “Well this is awkward. Sorry, Jo….”

Rowling replied:

The Attitude cover comes ahead of the release of romantic drama Me Before You.

Watch an ET report, AFTER THE JUMP...(warning: autoplay)

 

Rowling also sent this out this morning:

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'Portraits in Provincetown' That Deserve More Face Time: VIDEO

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Many of you enjoyed a gallery and interview we posted last summer by photographer Emil Cohen featuring 47 portraits of people in Provincetown, which went on to get wide exposure on the web. Now, Emil is preparing a show of the portraits in Ptown this summer at the William-Scott Gallery and a book and is looking for funding to help finish the project.

Check out Emil's Kickstarter video, AFTER THE JUMP...

And help him out here.

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Intimate Photo of Russian Gay Couple Crowned World Press Photo of the Year

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Danish photographer Mads Nissen's above image of a gay couple in Russia has just won the World Press Photo of the Year 2014, the Associated Press reports:

The intimate image of Jon and Alex is part of a larger project by Nissen called "Homophobia in Russia" that highlights how life is increasingly difficult for sexual minorities in Russia.

Nissen said he sees the image, shot in St. Petersburg, as "a modern-day Romeo and Juliet story" about two people in love but facing outside forces who want to deny them their feelings.

Its sensitivity also appeared intended to act as a counterpoint to gruesome photographs and video spread by terrorists that increasingly come to dominate the news.

"Today, terrorists use graphic images for propaganda. We have to respond with something more subtle, intense and thoughtful," said World Press Photo jury member Alessia Glaviano.

Check out more images from Nissen's powerful and haunting "Homophobia in Russia" here


Legendary Gay Photographer James Bidgood Needs a New Camera: VIDEO

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James Bidgood, the photographer and filmmaker behind the groundbreaking fantastical 1971 gay film Pink Narcissus, which was shot entirely in his apartment with sets he built himself, and whose photographs served as a reference point for later photographers like David LaChapelle and Pierre et Gilles, needs a new camera. Read a lovely profile on Bidgood over at VICE.

Bidgood has a new project he would like to make a reality and has launched an Indiegogo campaign.

He writes, in part:

I have acquired... accumulated over the years.... the knowledge how to achieve my vision whatever it might be. The first photos I took... never having been to any photography school were of a sea nymph swimming in his underwater fantasy world and it was shot in my front room. There were nothing but naysayers then. They all laughed when I sat down at the piano ...but when I played!!!!

And so despite the doubters that still surround me with warning after warning, I am asking for your help to rise again above their protests and to prove to some small part of the world that neither age, nor fear of failure and being stored away in some home for the poor and elderly, nor any amount of good sense and despite how humble my circumstances...dreams can still be made into realities.

Watch Bidgood's good bid, AFTER THE JUMP...

And help him out HERE if you feel so inclined. One of Bidgood's works from the 1960s, below, via.

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Jesse Metcalfe Broods Shirtlessly in Sexy New Photoshoot

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Even though Dallas has been cancelled, John Tucker continues to make a splash...like yesterday, when this hunky new photoshoot surfaced online.

The photographer is Stephen Busken, and it's not his first time working with Metcalfe. In the past, he also took pictures of the actor for Flaunt magazine. It's unclear what the new shoot is for.

Check out a few more (semi-work unfriendly) shots AFTER THE JUMP...

And check out the full shoot over at Homorazzi.

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The AIDS Activist Project Photography Book Needs Your Support To Become A Reality

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Bill Bytsura (below right), a photographer and AIDS activist who became passionate about the cause after losing his partner, Randy Northup, is in the process of creating and producing a coffee table style book of photography and needs your support. Bytsura founded the AIDS activist project in 1989 after attending meeings of ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), and now his work has come full circle.

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While Bytsura documented the many theatrical and angry street demonstrations created by ACT UP, he also felt the world needed to see the private, more contemplative, sides of his brave comrades. Then, perhaps they would not be demonized and their important work ignored. 

One day, while sitting through another highly emotional meeting, Bytsura had an idea: He would create a series of portraits of activists — not in the streets, where they were protesting in anger, but in more intimate settings where their humanity shone through.the AIDS activist project was born. 

The project began with sessions in Bytsura’s East Village photo studio. It grew quickly, sending the photographer to cities around America where other ACT UP chapters thrived. Eventually, Bill went abroad, intent on capturing the full diversity of the movement by photographing ACT UP members in other countries. The cities and countries included: New York City, Atlanta, St. Louis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, San Juan, Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris. 

Bytsura and a professional team have selected 65 images for the book, which will be printed in a limited edition issue of 1500 copies. Though his work was borne out of anger, frustration, and grief, the photographs reveal a group of people full of life and energy. 

Consider donating and helping to make this important book a reality. Head over to Bytsura's kickstarter page and check out the informational video along with some of the imagery to be displayed in the book.


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