Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

L.A.'s photogenic tunnel
  • Rick Meyer / Los Angeles Times

L.A.’s photogenic tunnel

Posted On: 12:23 a.m. | February 19, 2016

Headlights bounce around on the tiled surface of the 2nd St. tunnel during light rain. View Post»

Ready for the bomb
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Ready for the bomb

Posted On: 1:01 a.m. | February 18, 2016

In the late 1950s, Los Angeles-area residents were getting prepared for nuclear war by putting bomb shelters in their backyards. View Post»

Not Gene Hackman
  • Mary Frampton / Los Angeles Times

Not Gene Hackman

Posted On: 12:45 a.m. | February 16, 2016

Mrs. Art Rader, whose home was used as a movie location, relaxes in the star Gene Hackman's chair. View Post»

Filling City Hall voids
  • Ben Olender / Los Angeles Times

Filling City Hall voids

Posted On: 12:10 a.m. | February 11, 2016

Expanding ceramic foam developed to repair Los Angeles City Hall. View Post»

Las Vegas set at Zoetrope Studios
  • George Rose / Los Angeles Times

Las Vegas set at Zoetrope Studios

Posted On: 12:28 a.m. | February 9, 2016

Director Francis Coppola, head of the financially troubled Zoetrope Studios, conducts press conference on set re-creating downtown Las Vegas. View Post»

A young Goldwater supporter
  • Los Angeles Times

A young Goldwater supporter

Posted On: 1:01 a.m. | February 8, 2016

In September 1963, 4-year-old Craig Phelps' parents took him to Dodger Stadium – not for a baseball game, but for a Republican Party rallying featuring presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. View Post»

Mime waiting for lunch
  • Barbara Martin / Los Angeles Times

Mime waiting for lunch

Posted On: 12:33 a.m. | February 4, 2016

A mime, identified only as Brande, a regular on the Venice scene, waits for his lunch at mobile hot dog truck. View Post»

Borofsky's Ballerina Clown
  • Cassy Cohen / Los Angeles Times

Borofsky’s Ballerina Clown

Posted On: 12:04 a.m. | February 2, 2016

Newly installed thirty-foot tall “Ballerina Clown” by Jonathan Borofsky on building at Main and Rose Avenue in Venice. View Post»

1954 look at Bracero program
  • Frank Q. Brown / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

1954 look at Bracero program

Posted On: 12:29 a.m. | January 29, 2016

World War II labor shortages spurred the establishment of the Mexican Farm Labor Agreement between Mexico and the United States. The program became known as the Bracero program. (Bracero is a Spanish term meaning “manual laborer.”) View Post»

Know Your City No. 16 -- Buena Vista Reservoir
  • John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

Know Your City No. 16 — Buena Vista Reservoir

Posted On: 12:13 a.m. | January 27, 2016

John Malmin image of the Buena Vista Reservoir in Elysian Park used in the 1955-56 Know Your City photography series. View Post»

Storm waters flood Compton in 1927
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Storm waters flood Compton in 1927

Posted On: 1:04 a.m. | January 26, 2016

A huge storm that swamped Southern California in February 1927 left Compton flooded, leaving the main streets of the city suddenly turned into rivers. View Post»

Airline crash movie set

Airline crash movie set

Posted On: 12:10 a.m. | January 25, 2016

A fake plane crash on bridge at Center Street in Piru is set for the the opening scenes for the Columbia Pictures movie “Hero.” View Post»

Street car collision
  • Paul Calvert / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Street car collision

Posted On: 12:39 a.m. | January 21, 2016

Street car collision during rain at 2nd and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. View Post»

First Korean War dead arrive in Los Angeles
  • Paul Calvert / Los Angeles Times

First Korean War dead arrive in Los Angeles

Posted On: 12:02 a.m. | January 20, 2016

Coffin for one of the first four Los Angeles County’s men to die in Korea War comes home. View Post»

The kidnapping of Mary Skeele
  • Los Angeles Times

The kidnapping of Mary Skeele

Posted On: 1:01 a.m. | January 15, 2016

The 1933 kidnapping of Mary Skeele. View Post»

Stranded by a strike
  • Al Humphreys / Los Angeles Times

Stranded by a strike

Posted On: 12:16 a.m. | January 14, 2016

Miss Dorothy Hill is stranded at station at Sixth and Main Sts., by a strike against Pacific Electric Railroad. View Post»


Framework, the photography and video blog of the Los Angeles Times, celebrates the power and explores the craft of visual storytelling. The blog highlights the work of Times photojournalists who frame by frame, document the drama, the emotion and sometimes the humor of life. Framework also aims to serve as a resource hub for photography, multimedia and video enthusiasts who share our passion. We will trade insights and discuss the tools and techniques of telling stories through images. Have a look and let us know what you think.


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