Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

From La Placita Church to Our Lady of the Angels, a modern revival

From La Placita Church to Our Lady of the Angels, a modern revival

Posted On: 2:25 p.m. | September 15, 2013

Organized by a Catholic devotional society called the Queen of Angels Foundation, the event featured a parade of Catholic faithful wheeling a float, adorned with flowers and a statue of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus through the streets of L.A. to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. View Post»

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Last man standing

Last man standing: Range wars in Nevada

Posted On: 10:22 p.m. | September 14, 2013

For two decades, Cliven Bundy has waged a one-man range war with federal officials over his cattle grazing Bundy believes big government is trying to sabotage his plans to one day hand over the ranch’s reins to his son, stripping Bundy of land-use rights his family spent a century earning. He says over-regulation has already driven scores of fellow ranchers in sprawling Clark County out of... View Post»

'I'm alive ...'

‘I’m alive …’

Posted On: 8:34 a.m. | September 13, 2013

In the Spring of 2012, a car accident left teenager Mika Fleming in a coma for almost a month. After a year of rehabilitation, physical therapy, homeschooling and patience, Mika has returned to school for her senior year. View Post»

Dodgers streaking towards October baseball

Dodgers streaking toward October baseball

Posted On: 10:45 p.m. | September 11, 2013

What started as a nightmare season for the Dodgers is turning into something special. Less than three months ago, the most expensive team ever assembled in the history of baseball looked as if it was doomed for failure. The low point came on June 21, when the Dodgers dropped a 5-2 decision to the under-funded and under-talented San Diego Padres. View Post»

Restoring the Wilshire Temple

Restoring Wilshire Boulevard Temple

Posted On: 1:05 p.m. | September 5, 2013

For Los Angeles’ oldest Jewish congregation, this week’s High Holy Days marked the official unveiling of the long-overdue renovation of their storied Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Koreatown and the beginning of an ambitious new mission. Between 2014 and 2020, plans call for renovating the existing nursery school and adding an elementary school, parking structure and extensive social... View Post»

Behind the Lens | Early morning news photographer

Behind the lens | Early morning news photographer

Posted On: 6:56 p.m. | September 3, 2013

They say, early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy and wise. I wake up every morning at 4:30 a.m. and I can’t say if it has made me any wiser, but what I can tell you, is that it makes for some groggy afternoons. View Post»

Blind juggler

‘World’s fastest juggler’ is legally blind

Posted On: 10:45 a.m. | September 3, 2013

Juggler Nino Frediani, 73, has performed across Europe and Africa, tossing rings, knives and torches with masterful skill. But there's one thing his audiences never knew. He's legally blind. Read the full story by John M. Glionna "In Las Vegas, the 'world's fastest juggler' shares his big secret." View Post»

The vibe is the thing for New York surfers

Montauk is the Malibu of the ’60s for New York surfers

Posted On: 6:30 a.m. | August 31, 2013

It’s a three-hour drive from midtown Manhattan to the tip of Long Island, where you’ll find a scene similar to Malibu of the 1960s. Montauk, New York, is a summer destination for many and a winter hideout for others. It might not have the climate of Malibu, but it has the clout. In fact, a few years back Surfer magazine ranked Montauk the 9th best surf town in the U.S., right behind Malibu.... View Post»

Rim fire continues to rage near Yosemite

Rim fire continues to rage near Yosemite

Posted On: 7:50 p.m. | August 22, 2013

[Updated: August 29, 2013] A thick blanket of smoke hung Thursday over Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, where a team of fire lookouts was stationed to monitor the Rim fire to make sure it does not flare up next to San Francisco’s water supply. View Post»

Behind the Lens | The lighter side of lift in LA

Behind the Lens | The lighter side of life in L.A.

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | August 22, 2013

Photographer Mel Melcon has always had an interest in looking for candid moments that are funny. View Post»

Kobe Bryant visits China
  • Kin Cheung

Kobe Bryant visits China, and the crowd goes wild

Posted On: 3:54 p.m. | August 7, 2013

Kobe Bryant said he and his doctors have "shattered" the timetable for recovery after his Achilles' surgery. "The surgical procedure was different ... and because of that the recovery has been different," Bryant said while traveling in Shenzhen, China, according to NBA.com. "The normal timetable for recovery from an Achilles, we’ve shattered that. Three-and-a-half months [and] I can... View Post»

Western U.S. under severe drought

Western U.S. under severe drought

Posted On: 7:30 p.m. | August 5, 2013

The American west is experiencing a devastating drought but no state is more parched than New Mexico. The entire state is officially in drought and scientists, farmers and ranchers are trying to figure out how to cope with this new dry reality. But nowhere is it worse than in New Mexico. In this parched state, the question is no longer how much worse it can get but whether it will ever get... View Post»

X Games take flight in Los Angeles for last time
  • Susannah Kay / Los Angeles Times

X Games take flight in Los Angeles for last time

Posted On: 11:40 p.m. | August 2, 2013

This year's X Games, which run through Sunday, are expected to attract large crowds to Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Irwindale Event Center. But last week, ESPN, which owns the event, announced that the 2014 X Games would move to Austin, Texas, after AEG and ESPN made a joint decision to end the current run in Los Angeles. View Post»

Halo of hope

Boy with uncommon courage loses ‘halo’ bolted to his head, gains hope

Posted On: 8:21 a.m. | August 2, 2013

By Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times In our line of work as photojournalists we might witness tragedy, triumph, joy and misery all in the same day. There has been no shortage of this in my 30-plus years in journalism. We are often in the front row to witness history. I have documented the effect of AIDS in Africa, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the homeless of skid row, the life of... View Post»

Tokyo panorama

Panorama: Tokyo in extreme detail

Posted On: 2:52 p.m. | July 31, 2013

The gigapixel images by photographer Jeffrey Martin keep getting bigger and bigger. This time it is a 150-gigapixel panorama view from Tokyo Tower. View Post»

Behind the lens: Ricardo DeArantanha photographs Selena Gomez

Behind the lens: Ricardo DeAratanha photographs Selena Gomez

Posted On: 9:16 p.m. | July 28, 2013

Today’s assignment: Photograph singer/actress Selena Gomez. When I read the assignment details, I was glad to see the location was at her home. She would be comfortable in her own surroundings, as compared to a celebrity shoot in a hospitality suite in a hotel. However, because her daily calendar was full, I understood that I would have only 15 minutes of shooting time. View Post»

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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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