Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Epic rap battle

Historic and pop culture figures in epic rap battles

Posted On: 10:10 a.m. | May 13, 2013

Stalin vs. Rasputin? Adam vs. Eve? Justin Bieber vs. Beethoven? Meet the guys behind "Epic Rap Battles of History," whose YouTube channel has exposed millions of fans – three-quarters of them males ages 13 to 34 -- to freestyle rhetorical battles in a format born among rappers on the streets of New York City in the 1970s. Read the full story by Dawn C. Chmielewski and see more photos,... View Post»

A Coachella double take

A Coachella double take

Posted On: 5:29 p.m. | May 10, 2013

Times staff photographer Jay L. Clendenin goes “old school,” and slows down the creative process shooting multiple exposures frames at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. View Post»

(Small) body of presidential knowledge

(Small) body of presidential knowledge

Posted On: 2:12 p.m. | May 7, 2013

Five-year-old Arden Hayes loves Legos. And presidents. He's been reading up on history and can name the chief executives in order and tell you a little — OK, a lot — about them. When he found out that he shared a birthday with FDR, he decided to find out more about him, and about the other presidents. Now he is practically a walking presidential library. View Post»

Southland wildfires

Springs fire scorches Southern California

Posted On: 3:46 p.m. | May 2, 2013

With light rain falling Sunday, hand crews in Ventura County continued to work on establishing a more than mile-long fire break in the Hidden Valley area to complete containment of the 28,000-acre Springs fire. The fire, which erupted near Thousand Oaks on Thursday and quickly spread to the Pacific Ocean, was 60% contained, with full containment expected by Monday, officials said. The... View Post»

On location: Movie buffs scour Alabama Hills for film locations dating back to the silent film era.

Movie buffs scour Sierra for film locations recent and historic

Posted On: 7:13 a.m. | April 30, 2013

Near Lone Pine in the Eastern Sierra, movie buffs are scouring the wilderness in search of locations to film scenes for Django Unchained--and as many as 700 other films shot in the area. It's the High Sierra's newest sport: Hiking to find rock formations and other natural features that pinpoint where scenes were shot for movies going back to the silent film era. View Post»

2013 Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Best of the 2013 Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Posted On: 12:46 p.m. | April 28, 2013

Here are the highlights from the 2013 Stagecoach Country Music Festival weekend. Check out more here. View Post»

A worthy journey

A worthy journey

Posted On: 3:23 p.m. | April 24, 2013

I have been promising for years to take my friend Armando Arorizo to my hometown in the Philippines, and it finally happened last month. We traveled together to Dumaguete City, on the central Visayan island of Negros Oriental, and Armando brought along his friend Eli Reed, a member of the famed photographic collective known worldwide as Magnum Photos. View Post»

Coachella part deux

Best of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2013 | Take two

Posted On: 3:38 p.m. | April 19, 2013

It's a do-over this weekend at Coachella, where about 190 acts will return for the second, and final, weekend of the annual festival. Whether you’re headed to Indio, recovering from last weekend’s festival and looking for some couch viewing, or simply excited to join in from home, Framework presents a selection of the best imagery by visual journalists of the Los Angeles Times throughout... View Post»

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival | A visual melody

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival | A visual melody

Posted On: 3:07 p.m. | April 19, 2013

The Coachella Music and Arts Festival is a visual melody for photographers. Hundreds of artists playing on a cluster of stages over two weekends for some 120,000-plus people letting their collective freak flag fly. Really, it’s as close as it gets to can’t miss. View Post»

Drifting the streets of Long Beach

Drifting the streets of Long Beach

Posted On: 7:17 a.m. | April 19, 2013

To “drift” is to literally slide out of a turn; the vehicle is actually careening out of the race line. In other words, drifting is sliding the car on purpose, loosening up traction and throwing the car out of control. Drifting is controlled chaos, a dance of the throttle, brakes and steering, so practiced and choreographed that reactions are at the speed of thought, muscle memory... View Post»

Kobe Bryant has always brought his competitive edge to the Lakers

The competitive edge of Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant

Posted On: 5:10 p.m. | April 14, 2013

Times photographer Wally Skalij has covered Lakers games for 15 years, traveling with the team through playoff runs and championships. He has been fortunate to witness one of the greatest players of all time in Kobe Bryant. Skalij covered the 2001 and 2002 NBA Finals, when the Lakers beat the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets, respectively. He went on to cover the battles with the Boston... View Post»

Faces

Faces of Coachella 2013

Posted On: 10:15 p.m. | April 13, 2013

As tens of thousands of music lovers descended on the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this weekend, Los Angeles Times photographers Brian van der Brug and Bethany Mollenkof roamed the vast fields of the Empire Polo Club searching for the most interesting characters for our annual "Faces of Coachella" portrait gallery. A larger collection of images from this year's festival,... View Post»

2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

Best of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2013 | Weekend one

Posted On: 6:54 p.m. | April 12, 2013

The three-day Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, featuring headliners Blur, The Stone Roses, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers opened Friday at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. The sold-out festival will present the same lineup next weekend. Check back often; we’ll be updating this gallery with pictures of performers and fans. View Post»

Loving Louise

Loving Louise

Posted On: 4:00 a.m. | April 10, 2013

From the moment I heard about Louise Brown I knew that I had to meet her. I was told she was going to be celebrating her 50th birthday with over 200 friends and family members at the Warner Grand in San Pedro. She must be very special, I thought, to command such a crowd for a 50th birthday party. I mean an 80th birthday -- 70th even -- that I understood, but “50” these days is young! I had... View Post»

Angels' season opener

Angels opening day

Posted On: 9:14 p.m. | April 9, 2013

Photos from the Angels' 2013 season opener at Angel Stadium on Tuesday night. View Post»

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Posted On: 2:18 p.m. | April 9, 2013

A photographer’s takes get edited down to what is needed for the newspaper and online. Details and moments sometimes don’t make the cut. “Outtakes” is a gallery for that added-value imagery. We welcome comments and discussion. View Post»

Framework

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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