Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

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»

Milking a wedding trend

Milking a wedding trend

Posted On: 2:28 p.m. | October 23, 2013

By Diana Marcum Dairy weddings are now the stuff of bridal dreams. “Lately, it's a trend,” said Tony Azevedo, the owner of the Central California dairy, which has been hosting nuptials for more than 20 years. “It's just that they don't call them dairy weddings, because people tend to think about flies and manure. It's ‘barn weddings’ or ‘farm setting.’” In the latest... View Post»

Putting the new Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens to work

Putting the new Lomography Petzval portrait lens to work

Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | October 23, 2013

It was a fun surprise when I received an email from Lomography asking me if I would like to borrow a prototype of their yet-to-be-released Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens, which is designed to work with Canon EF and Nikon F mount cameras. I was excited to play with the 35mm DSLR version of the lens I fell in love with during the summer of 2012 when I shot several portraits of Olympic athletes. View Post»

Under the big top
  • Spencer Bakalar / Los Angeles Times

Stepping back in time under the big top

Posted On: 12:45 p.m. | October 22, 2013

Kicking up dust with every step through the wood shavings, you make a colorful cloud that rises and twirls above the stadium seats, first blue, then purple, then pink. You look down at the ground so you don't trip in the darkness only to find stilts walking toward you instead of feet. The call of the cotton candy vendors is masked only by the laughter of the audience after the ring master pulls... View Post»

Kinetic Theory Circus Arts portrait series

Developing as young artists in the circus world

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | October 21, 2013

Kinetic Theory Circus Arts trains youth and pre-professionals in circus arts including aerial, acrobatics, juggling and contortion. View Post»

Shuttle Endeavour marks first anniversary in Los Angeles

Shuttle Endeavour marks first anniversary in Los Angeles

Posted On: 5:56 p.m. | October 10, 2013

One year ago, Endeavour’s 26th and final mission was a 12-mile route through the streets of Los Angeles. View Post»

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Posted On: 8:21 p.m. | October 9, 2013

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»

Big Blue makes a run for the National League pennant

Big Blue makes a run for the National League pennant

Posted On: 11:13 a.m. | October 7, 2013

With terrific pitching from Zack Greinke and two home runs from Adrian Gonzalez, the Dodgers send the NLCS back to St. Louis. The Cardinals lead the series, 3-2. View Post»

Valley of solitude: Inside a closed Yosemite National Park

Valley of solitude: Inside a closed Yosemite National Park

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | October 4, 2013

The government shutdown forced the closure of all National Parks offering a rare look inside Yosemite after all the visitors were asked to leave. View Post»

The Security Housing Unit at Corcoran State Prison

The Security Housing Unit at Corcoran State Prison

Posted On: 6:43 a.m. | October 3, 2013

Some inmates are placed in the cages with cellmates, but most are alone. One passes the time by pacing back and forth. Another does push-ups with the help of two prosthetic legs. Two men in adjacent cages discuss the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers. View Post»

Glow is back, bringing all-night art to Santa Monica

Glow is back, bringing all-night art to Santa Monica

Posted On: 1:11 p.m. | September 29, 2013

Glow commissioned several site - specific, interactive art projects to illuminate Santa Monica's iconic pier and surrounding beach. The event is produced by the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Foundation in partnership with the Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau, Downtown Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier and KCRW. 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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