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Photographing a House of Cards

Times photographer Kirk McKoy on assignment

Posted On: 4:50 p.m. | May 30, 2013

The first thing I did after being assigned to photograph Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright for the Times Envelope section was to binge watch all 13 episodes of their Netflix show "House of Cards." I decided the use the name of the show as my overall theme and so purchased 4 decks of cards, two red decks for Republicans and 2 blue for Democrats. Because I had only 30 minutes for the shoot the house... View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 30, 2013
  • Alessia Pierdomenico / Bloomberg

Pictures in the News | May 30, 2013

Posted On: 10:57 a.m. | May 30, 2013

In Thursday's Pictures in the News: Classmates mourn their teenage friends who died in a car crash on Memorial Day in Newport Beach; the dedication of the Orange County Peace Officers' Memorial Monument in Tustin; Pastor William Monroe Campbell blesses security officers and supporters of Service Employees International Union before a potential strike; a Chinese baby who was rescued after being... View Post»

Two-day airmail service
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Two-day airmail service

Posted On: 12:18 a.m. | May 30, 2013

Pilot C.N. "Jimmie" James climbs into plane for first east-bound transcontinental night airmail flight from Vail Field in Montebello. View Post»

Walking in the shadow of Edward Weston

Walking in the shadows of Edward Weston

Posted On: 11:04 a.m. | May 29, 2013

News photographers meet the most amazing people. On any given day it can be celebrities, felons, politicians or athletes, each with a story, each with a personality. On this day, I was fortunate to meet an icon in the photography world with amazing family history. View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 29, 2013
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Pictures in the News | May 29, 2013

Posted On: 10:00 a.m. | May 29, 2013

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Echo Park Lake 1920
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Echo Park Lake 1920

Posted On: 12:12 a.m. | May 29, 2013

Photo of Echo Park Lake looking north from Temple Street. In distance is Edendale, known for location of early movie studios, but by 1920 the studios were moving to Hollywood. View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 28, 2013

Pictures in the News | May 28, 2013

Posted On: 10:35 a.m. | May 28, 2013

In Tuesday's Pictures in the News: Observances of Memorial Day on Monday in Riverside and San Diego; police officers investigate the crash scene where five people died in Newport Beach; and kayakers take to the Los Angeles River for the opening of a recreation zone. There's more, too -- from India, Ivory Coast, England and the White House -- so please take a look. View Post»

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Posted On: 7:11 a.m. | May 28, 2013

A photographer may take dozens of shots for an assignment, which are 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»


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