Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Living with a secret
  • Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

Living with a secret

Posted On: 8:08 p.m. | June 14, 2012

Amber, a soft-spoken, feminine 12-year-old who loves Hello Kitty and fashion design, lives with a secret. Amber was born a boy. View Post»

Kings parade and rally

Los Angeles crowns its Kings with parade and rally

Posted On: 11:41 a.m. | June 14, 2012

Kings fans gear up for parade and rally honoring the Stanley Cup champions in downtown Los Angeles. View Post»

Kings win Stanley Cup

Kings win the Stanley Cup

Posted On: 8:00 p.m. | June 11, 2012

Kings win the Stanley Cup with a 6-1 victory in Game 6. View Post»

Owens Valley dust

Dust in the Owens Valley reignites L.A.’s water war

Posted On: 9:50 p.m. | June 9, 2012

Los Angeles and the Owens Valley are at war over water again, with the city trying to rework a historic agreement aimed at stopping massive dust storms that have besieged the eastern Sierra Nevada since L.A. opened an aqueduct 99 years ago that drained Owens Lake. The L.A. Department of Water and Power has spent $1.2 billion in accordance with a 1997 agreement to combat the powder-fine dust... View Post»

Undocumented dreamers
  • Christina House / For the Times

Undocumented dreamers

Posted On: 11:11 a.m. | June 8, 2012

Maria Gomez, a UCLA graduate with a master's in architecture, grew up believing in the American Dream while living in its shadows as an illegal immigrant. View Post»

Game face

Game face

Posted On: 10:13 p.m. | June 7, 2012

Los Angeles Kings hockey fans get their game face on outside Staples Center. View Post»

Cardboard artist makes the invisible visible

Cardboard artist makes the invisible visible

Posted On: 8:26 a.m. | June 5, 2012

Ramiro Gomez, an artist from West Hollywood, installs life size cardboard cutouts of nannies, gardeners, valet workers and housekeepers around the wealthy districts of the city. Read the full story by "Artist pays homage to L.A.'s unseen workers" View Post»

2012 Stanley Cup Finals

2012 Stanley Cup Final

Posted On: 7:09 a.m. | June 5, 2012

Kings fail to finish off the Devils in Game 4 After two scoreless periods, New Jersey beats Jonathan Quick twice in the third period in a 3-1 victory. Game 5 is Saturday in Newark. View Post»

The future of the Malibu Lagoon

The future of the Malibu Lagoon

Posted On: 11:28 p.m. | May 30, 2012

The pollution-choked Malibu Lagoon is in such poor health that state park officials are set to drain it and reshape it with bulldozers next month, a repair job so aggressive that activists are now pledging civil disobedience. View Post»

A haven for deported immigrants

Mexicali’s Hotel of the Deported Migrant

Posted On: 7:45 p.m. | May 26, 2012

The men trudge up the staircase, slip around a body asleep on the landing and enter a dim corridor, where a fat man with broken teeth and two missing fingertips rouses himself off a saggy couch. El Hotel Centenario in Mexicali, Mexico was once among the grandest in Mexicali, in an era when the arcades and honky-tonks of downtown drew throngs of round-the-clock revelers. It's now a temporary... View Post»

A life spent battling poverty

A life spent battling poverty

Posted On: 5:26 p.m. | May 23, 2012

Natalie Cole isn’t a victim of the struggling economy. She was poor before and is poor now. Hers is a story of entrenched poverty — a whirl of choices, challenges and chaos that keeps undermining her spurts of personal progress. Tracking Cole’s life over six months offers a messy and at times disheartening insight into vexing social policy questions: How do you break the cycle of... View Post»

Francine: A Train Ride

Francine Orr: Taking a train ride

Posted On: 2:51 p.m. | May 21, 2012

Award winning photojournalist take a ride along the Goldline, that goes flows through Pasadena, South Pasadena, a sliver of Los Angeles and East Los Angeles and takes in the landscape as it passed by her at the pace of the train. View Post»

NATO summit protests
  • Scott Strazzante / Chicago Tribune

NATO summit protests in Chicago

Posted On: 9:08 a.m. | May 21, 2012

Demonstrators prepared Monday to launch another round of protests in the final hours of the NATO summit in Chicago, targeting Boeing headquarters and a suburban community that could become the site of a detention facility to hold illegal immigrants. On the second and last day of the international meeting, commuters heading into Chicago's  Loop business district endured extra security... View Post»

Solar Eclipse
  • Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP / Getty Images

Solar Eclipse

Posted On: 7:45 p.m. | May 20, 2012

The "ring of fire" solar eclipse brought crowds out onto streets, into their backyards and onto roofs to catch a glimpse of the historic event. The eclipse created an eerie sunset and unusual shadows across Southern California, with about 86% of the sun's diameter blocked by the moon. Read the full story by Rong-Gong Lin II and Garrett Therolf View Post»

Salton Sea State Recreation Area slated for closure

Salton Sea State Recreation Area slated for closure

Posted On: 12:00 p.m. | May 20, 2012

During the heyday of the Salton Sea, when even the Hollywood crowd came to play and perform, the state recreation area along the sea’s shore was one of California’s most popular parks. Now the recreation area is one of the dozens of state parks slated for closure due to the state’s financial woes. View Post»

Kid Rock and fans cruise

On a Caribbean cruise with Kid Rock and fans

Posted On: 4:16 p.m. | May 18, 2012

Photos and tales of covering Kid Rock and fans on a Caribbean cruise. 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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