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Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Posted On: 1:50 p.m. | December 3, 2013

A photographer's assignment gets edited down for 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»

A home for the holiday

A home for the holiday

Posted On: 11:02 p.m. | November 29, 2013

Roger Anderson has a lot to be thankful for this holiday. After spending more than three decades living on the streets -- seeking refuge under bridges, in the woods and most recently a small grassy patch near the on-ramp of 110 Freeway in Downtown LA -- the 47-year-old moved into his first apartment just in time for Thanksgiving. View Post»

Postcards from the West | Outtakes

Postcards from the West | Outtakes from the cutting room floor

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | November 26, 2013

The final chapter from a seven part series, Postcards From the West, was just published in the Los Angeles Times. The series was originally going to be called, Icons From The West, but that name landed on the cutting room floor. Such is life at a daily newspaper where ideas come and go, stories are written and re-written and pictures sometimes never see the light of day. View Post»

Outtakes from the Sports Section

Great outtakes from the Sports section

Posted On: 9:03 p.m. | November 13, 2013

Call these images outtakes, pictures that never see the printed page.
We think that we have some of the best sports photographers in the nation working here at the Los Angeles Times. We strive to show you their best work every day in the printed paper as well as on our website, and most of the time we manage to accomplish that.
 Sometimes, though, our best pictures are destined... View Post»

On the Road | Brazil

On the Road | Brazil

Posted On: 8:37 p.m. | November 13, 2013

The South American colossus of Brazil faces massive changes and challenges as it prepares for the world's spotlight during the World Cup next year and the Olympic Games in 2016. Images from the sprawling metropolis of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro contrast with those from the interior city of Acailandia, once a fruit-producing region now in the pig iron business. You can see more on my... View Post»

Veterans Day: Mission to Heal

Veterans Day: Mission to Heal

Posted On: 10:41 p.m. | November 10, 2013

“My vision here today is to at least reach out to one vet who is suffering,” said Iraq war veteran Tom Woods during a speech he gave while standing in the shadow of the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Ca. on Saturday afternoon. Scanning the crowd, Woods adds that, “somewhere out here is a man who needs help, standing in this very parking lot.” View Post»

Veterans Affairs properties are at risk of being demolished

Veterans Affairs properties are at risk of being demolished

Posted On: 8:23 p.m. | November 6, 2013

Hundreds of landmarks on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs properties are at risk of being demolished because of the agency’s lack of maintenance and its failure to comply with federal laws protecting historic sites, according to a study by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. View Post»

Noche de Altares in Santa Ana

Noche de Altares in Santa Ana

Posted On: 4:56 p.m. | November 5, 2013

Tens of thousands of Southern Californians descended on downtown Santa Ana over the weekend for Noche de Altares (Night of Altars), a festive and colorful celebration mainly dedicated to people dead and gone. Held at the intersection of Fourth and Birch Streets, the event ‘s focal point are intricately constructed altars that line the sidewalks and memorialize friends and loved ones on Dia de... View Post»

Clippers rely on late surge in 137-118 victory over Rockets

Dwight Howard returns to Los Angeles

Posted On: 11:01 p.m. | November 4, 2013

Clippers rely on late surge in 137-118 victory over Rockets View Post»

A lifetime of impressions translated to film
  • Bethany Mollenkof / Los Angeles Times

A lifetime of impressions translated to film

Posted On: 1:00 p.m. | November 4, 2013

by Gary Friedman When Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez and I paid a recent visit to 99-year-old Morrie Markoff and his lovely wife, Betty, never did I expect to find out how much of an accomplished amateur photographer Morrie had been through the years. Nor did I expect to find his deep love of photography. But there it was, staring at me through eight photo books on his... View Post»

Behind the curtain at Lacha VaVoom

Behind the curtain at Lucha VaVoom

Posted On: 2:03 p.m. | November 1, 2013

These guys don’t need Halloween. At Lucha Vavoom, Halloween is reduntant, as they feature a crazy stew of exotic dancers, luchadors and mini zombie dancers. View Post»

B-girls: portraits of women in hip hop
  • Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times

B-girls: portraits of women in hip hop

Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | November 1, 2013

I grew up listening to hip hop because of my aunt and sister. They introduced me to the music of 2 Pac, Too Short, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, Snoop Dog, Ice Cube and N.W.A. But it wasn't until my senior year in high school that I was introduced to "underground" and east coast hip hop. I started going to house parties and would see my guy friends have MC battles. My high school boyfriend also... View Post»

2013 West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

2013 West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

Posted On: 1:30 a.m. | November 1, 2013

Every year on All Hallows Eve, tens of thousands of revelers flock to Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood for the city’s Halloween Carnaval, billed as one of the world’s largest Halloween celebrations. View Post»

So much beauty, so much strife, a century of the L.A. Aqueduct

L.A. Aqueduct: So much beauty, so much strife

Posted On: 12:00 p.m. | October 28, 2013

William Mulholland’s “Big Ditch” sparked the long conflict between Los Angeles and the Owens Valley. The stealth and deception used to obtain the region’s land and water rights became grist for books and movies that portrayed the dark underbelly of Los Angeles' formative years, and inspired deep-seated suspicions about the city’s motives that linger to this day. The aqueduct left... View Post»

Los Angeles Aqueduct: Photo Essay

L.A. Aqueduct: Coursing through history and California wilderness

Posted On: 12:00 p.m. | October 28, 2013

A hundred years ago — Nov. 5, 1913 — 40,000 people gathered to watch the water arrive for the first time from the Owens Valley. View Post»

Celebrating the 'Lord of Miracles'

Celebrating the ‘Lord of Miracles’

Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | October 28, 2013

In 1687 an 8.7 earthquake struck Lima and leveled the church except for the wall and the painting again. Moved by the powers of the painting the villagers had a copy made and paraded it through the streets of Lima as a symbol of healing and protection. Out of this, in 1878, the Brotherhood of Carriers and Incense Burners of the Lord of Miracles was created and so began the tradition of... View Post»


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