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Mountain lions on camera in Santa Barbara County

Mountain lions on camera in Santa Barbara County

Posted On: 4:53 p.m. | December 16, 2013

It was during a weekend hike in November with my grown son Max along a well-worn trail at an elevation of 1600 feet in the Santa Ynez Mountains when we both smelled the unmistakable odor of something that had died. We both dismissed the smell as likely from a poor rodent that had met its end. The following day we watched closely as a turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) soared on the thermals and... View Post»

Santacon LA 2014

SantaCon L.A. 2013

Posted On: 9:03 p.m. | December 15, 2013

More than 500 Santas, a few reindeer and one gingerbread man blanketed downtown LA, and surrounding bars of interest for Santacon LA 2014. View Post»

Honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe

Honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | December 13, 2013

Scores of Catholics of Mexican and Central American descent crowd into La Placita Church in downtown Los Angeles for one of several Masses held in conjunction with El Dia De La Virgen De Guadalupe. View Post»

The woodcarver

Through the woodcarver’s eyes: A moment with Charles Dickson

Posted On: 7:04 p.m. | December 11, 2013

I met sculptor Charles Dickson, 66, while he was working on the piece, “Dance of the Wood Nips,” at his studio in Compton. The sculpture, made from a rare piece of Monkey Pod tree, captures women holding up a portal to the sky. “In this piece I wanted to talk about the human spirit in relationship with nature,” Dickson said. View Post»

Mandela -- truly a man of the people
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Mandela — truly a man of the people

Posted On: 5:01 p.m. | December 5, 2013

I was the Johannesburg bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times in the early 2000s. My first opportunity to be in the same room with liberation icon Nelson Mandela came when I attended a gathering of Jewish businessmen where Mandela was expected to be the keynote speaker. The room buzzed with excitement as the crowd anxiously awaited the arrival of this larger-than-life figure. A hush fell... View Post»

Ghost town for sale in a remote slice of California

California ghost town for sale

Posted On: 9:33 a.m. | December 4, 2013

The road to the abandoned gold mining town of Seneca, Calif. is six miles long, mostly dirt and gravel, snaking along a ridge hundreds of feet above the north fork of the Feather River. The road ends in a clearing, where a plaque declares that “gold was found in 1851 and a wild mining town was born,” with a nearby post office, hotel, blacksmith and a steady supply of gold-hungry miners. ... View Post»

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»


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.


  • Jeff Amlotte
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