Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

LA Kings make another run for the Stanley Cup

L.A. Kings are lords of the NHL, again

Posted On: 7:56 a.m. | June 9, 2014

Kings are lords of the NHL, again, and the new kings of L.A. sports. For the second time in three seasons, the Los Angeles Kings have done what seemed like an impossibility for four decades, capturing the most celebrated trophy in sports by winning its most difficult championship. View Post»

Looking to a brighter future: Living in Jordan Downs
  • Bethany Mollenkof / Los Angeles Times

Looking to a brighter future: Living in Jordan Downs

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | May 12, 2014

The apartments lining the narrow streets in Watts wear a faded coat of peach paint, the clotheslines are rusted and creaky. Airplanes crisscross the sky above the South L.A. neighborhood, but their hum is drown out by the ice cream truck nearby baring music. Children play in a yard, their shrieks and giggles bounce off the walls. These are the sounds of waiting. Welcome to Jordan Downs. View Post»

Banned for life | Clippers players and fans resume playoff run without owner Donald Sterling

Banned for life | Clippers resume playoff run without owner Donald Sterling

Posted On: 8:49 a.m. | April 30, 2014

From frazzle to dazzle, one of the ugliest stretches of days in Clippers history turns into an opportunity of healing for the team and its fans. View Post»

Aging out: voices from those in the foster care system

Aging out: voices from those in the foster care system

Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | April 30, 2014

About 400,000 children in the U.S. live in foster care, according to federal officials. Entry into the foster care system is meant to keep them safe, but the reality is often fraught with its own dangers and disappointments. Times photojournalist Robert Gauthier interviewed more than a dozen young men and women from the Los Angeles area who were on the verge of being emancipated from foster... View Post»

Stagecoach 2014: Country festival is young fans' kinda party

Stagecoach 2014: Country festival is young fans’ kinda party

Posted On: 12:13 p.m. | April 29, 2014

Country music's recent transformation from a form that spoke to a cross-generational audience about life's broader themes into a party-minded soundtrack for young adults was starkly apparent over the weekend at the 2014 edition of the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio. The daily turnout of some 63,000 was awash in concert-goers in their late teens and early 20s, with women... View Post»

Odd Job | Sign Spinners

Odd Jobs | Sign Spinners

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | April 24, 2014

Work. It's what we do. But with unemployment in California hovering just above 8%, work remains on everybody's minds these days. Those once gainfully employed have been outsourced, downsized, or have had their jobs phased out altogether. Left with few options, people are venturing out of the box to make a living. This is an occasional series on people who do odd jobs, the ones that nobody else... View Post»

El Mascarero | A mask maker's journey, in and out of the wrestling ring

El Mascarero | A mask maker’s journey, in and out of the wrestling ring

Posted On: 5:10 a.m. | April 21, 2014

Manuel Quiroz is the "chingon" mask and gear maker for fighters across the globe, many in L.A.’s popular lucha libre circuit. His journey to be known as the "best of the best" as he puts it, is as finely detailed and at times dramatic as a character plot constructed for the very fighters he clothes. View Post»

Commuting chaos for middle class in Sao Paulo

Commuting chaos for middle class in Sao Paulo

Posted On: 6:43 p.m. | April 17, 2014

Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city and financial center, is a chaotic metropolis approaching complete paralysis through gridlock. In a city consistently ranked as the worst in the world for traffic jams. View Post»

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»

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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