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Photographing Al Pacino

How I photographed Al Pacino

Posted On: 12:30 p.m. | March 23, 2015

By Ricardo DeAratanha, Los Angeles Times When I was assigned to photograph actor Al Pacino I was asked to produce at least three different looks for The Envelope and Calendar sections. The shoot was to take place at the Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills, where I have worked many times before. When photographing celebrities we’re usually not given much time and this time wouldn’t be any... View Post»

Pictures in the News | March 23, 2015
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Pictures in the News | March 23, 2015

Posted On: 10:33 a.m. | March 23, 2015

In Monday’s Pictures in the News, cyclists take over the streets for CicLAvia in Studio City. It was the first time the bike festival was held in the San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles: Members of the Soha Sharif Dance Troupe perform during Iranian New Year festivities at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Lynchburg, Va.: Sen. Ted Cruz announces his campaign for president  at Liberty... View Post»

1960 opening of Nature's Wonderland at Disneyland
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1960 opening of Nature’s Wonderland at Disneyland

Posted On: 12:34 a.m. | March 23, 2015

Walt Disney and his granddaughter Tammy Miller, 3, ride pack mules at opening of Disneyland's Nature Wonderland. View Post»

The Week in Pictures | March 16 – 22, 2015

The Week in Pictures | March 16 – 22, 2015

Posted On: 8:00 p.m. | March 20, 2015

Each week we bring you the very best in visual communication. A solar eclipse was seen throughout Europe. The total eclipse was only visible only from a strip 10,000 miles long and 100 miles wide that swept across the North Atlantic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea and the Arctic Ocean. 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
  • Don Bartletti
  • Liz O. Baylen
  • Mark Boster
  • Bob Chamberlin
  • Bryan Chan
  • Michael Robinson Chavez
  • Myung J. Chun
  • Jay L. Clendenin
  • Carolyn Cole
  • Anne Cusack
  • Barbara Davidson
  • Ricardo DeAratanha
  • Gina Ferazzi
  • Gary Friedman
  • Robert Gauthier
  • Lawrence K. Ho
  • Don Kelsen
  • Irfan Khan
  • Glenn Koenig
  • Robert Lachman
  • Rick Loomis
  • Kirk McKoy
  • Mel Melcon
  • Genaro Molina
  • Francine Orr
  • Allen J. Schaben
  • Al Seib
  • Luis Sinco
  • Wally Skalij
  • Brian van der Brug


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