Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Soda tab prom dress

Short on cash, long on creativity, teen makes soda tab prom dress

Posted On: 7:44 a.m. | April 16, 2014

Brie Fainblit wasn't voted prom queen at the Highland High prom. But the Palmdale senior who made her own dress out of soda can tabs felt like the belle of the ball Friday night. View Post»

Best of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2014

Best of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2014

Posted On: 4:47 p.m. | April 11, 2014

The three-day Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, featuring headliners OutKast, Muse and Arcade Fire, 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»

Stepping back in time

Stepping back in time

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | April 11, 2014

Aircraft enthusiasts will have an opportunity to step back in time and experience a flight aboard a replica World War II Boeing B-17 bomber and North American P-51 Mustang fighter this weekend when the historic planes take to the skies over Los Angeles. The public will also have a chance to view the aircraft from the ground during the April 12-13 tours organized by the Liberty Foundation, a... View Post»

Say goodbye to Marilyn

‘Forever Marilyn’ turns out to be not so forever

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | April 8, 2014

Throngs of tourists and locals attended a goodbye party for the 26-foot-tall sculpture last week as it made its way east to its next location, the Grounds for Sculpture in central New Jersey. The 17-ton sculpture in downtown Palm Springs at the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way since 2012, depicted Monroe in her famous pose from the 1955 Billy Wilder movie "The Seven-Year... View Post»

10th anniversary of the Battle of Ramadi memorial
  • Patrick T. Fallon / For the Times

Marking 10th anniversary of battle in Ramadi

Posted On: 9:21 p.m. | April 6, 2014

Marines and family members mark 10th anniversary of Iraq war battle Ten years after an unexpected battle in Ramadi, Iraq, Marines and relatives remember those who died and the progress made. View Post»

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Posted On: 2:49 p.m. | April 3, 2014

A photographer may take dozens of shots for an assignment, and they’re usually edited down to just a few images for use in the newspaper and online. Details and moments significant to the photographer often don’t make the cut. Outtakes presents a selection of those images. We welcome comments and discussion. View Post»

Drying up the delta: 19th century policies underlie today's crises

Drying up the delta: 19th century policies underlie today’s crises

Posted On: 1:00 p.m. | March 22, 2014

Because they got there first, irrigation districts most Californians have never heard of have dibs on vast amounts of water upstream from the delta— even in times of drought. View Post»

In northern Maine, collaboration brings better health

In northern Maine, collaboration brings better health

Posted On: 3:00 a.m. | March 19, 2014

Many of the nation’s healthiest communities are wealthy and have large numbers of college-educated residents. But northern Maine is among a handful of telling exceptions, making it an important guidepost as the country searches for ways to improve health. View Post»

Crossing the finish line

Crossing the finish line

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | March 14, 2014

The finale of a marathon is like a un-orchestrated chaotic play of human endeavor, unfurling before a chanting, screaming crowd, a play of exhaustion, triumph, tears — sometimes collapse-- but ultimately accomplishment. View Post»

A new avenue for sheltering Sonoma County's homeless

A new avenue for sheltering Sonoma County’s homeless

Posted On: 1:25 p.m. | March 10, 2014

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors created the safe parking program in late January as an emergency response to freezing weather, making it one of just a handful on the West Coast. View Post»

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Posted On: 4:12 p.m. | March 7, 2014

A photographer may take dozens of shots for an assignment. Usually, the images are edited down to just a few for use in the newspaper and online. Details and moments significant to the photographer often don’t make the cut. Outtakes presents a selection of those images. We welcome comments and discussion. Follow Luis Sinco on Twitter: @luissinco View Post»

Oscar night 2014 | The 86th Academy Awards

Oscar night 2014 | The 86th Academy Awards

Posted On: 1:55 p.m. | March 3, 2014

Framework presents a glimpse of the color, sights, fashions and the anticipation and excitement at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2, 2014. These images of Oscar night, Hollywood's biggest night and the highlight of an auspicious awards season, are brought to you by the photojournalists of the Los Angeles Times. View Post»

Kabaddi tournaments maintain Punjabi traditions in Central Valley

Kabaddi tournaments maintain Punjabi traditions in Bay Area

Posted On: 3:19 p.m. | February 20, 2014

Kabaddi – a sport without a ball or protective gear or any rule against holding your opponent upside down and moving him in the manner of a salt shaker – is popular across the Central Valley and Bay Area, home to a large Punjabi population. View Post»

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Posted On: 4:00 a.m. | February 19, 2014

A photographer may take dozens of shots for an assignment, and they’re usually edited down to just a few images for use in the newspaper and online. Details and moments significant to the photographer often don’t make the cut. Outtakes presents a selection of those images. View Post»

Skid row wedding

They met on skid row, returned for their wedding

Posted On: 10:23 p.m. | February 14, 2014

Skid row residents, family and friends celebrated a Valentine wedding of their own in San Julian Park in downtown Los Angeles Friday. View Post»

Barbara Davidson named 2013 POYi Newspaper Photographer of the Year

Barbara Davidson named 2013 POYi Newspaper Photographer of the Year

Posted On: 1:29 p.m. | February 14, 2014

Los Angeles Times staff photographer Barbara Davidson has won the premier 2013 Newspaper Photographer of the Year award in the 71st annual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition. 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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