May 14, 2013 |
Not many people who aren't musicians can say they've been within a few feet of Los Angeles Philharmonic's music director Gustavo Dudamel while he's conducting a symphony. Over the last four years, Los Angeles Times staff photographer Lawrence K. Ho has captured Dudamel at about 45 concerts in Los Angeles , close enough that the young Venezuelan conductor could hear Ho's camera's shutter, if not for the blimp photographers use to mask the sound. A general assignment photographer at The Times for more than 25 years, Ho has extensive experience shooting the arts and especially classical music and dance performances.
September 29, 2012
The photograph of the space shuttle Endeavour flying past the Hollywood sign during its final flight, which ran in last Saturday's paper, was perfect - so perfect, in fact, that several readers who tried but failed to capture a similar picture raised doubts about its veracity. (For the record, alteration or manipulation of a photo is prohibited by The Times' ethics guidelines.) Reader Andy Serrano of Los Angeles wrote: "I was at the west end of Mt. Hollywood on a ridge and took photographs at every second of each flyover.
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April 25, 2012 |
On a steep slope, above a retaining wall with scrawled warnings ("Stay off, Stay out, Private Property"), Colin Rich begins to unpack black bags full of cameras and gear. The warnings confirm that this is where he wants to be. The secluded Echo Park hillside offers a sweeping view of downtown Los Angeles. Over the next three hours, he will take a sequence of nearly 1,000 images, studying the scene and adjusting his camera as the sun falls and the city lights emerge. PHOTOS: Los Angeles, one frame at a time Rich, a cinematographer and time-lapse filmmaker, has spent many nights in the last year photographing the city from out-of-the-way locations such as this.
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December 25, 2011 |
Art Rogers, an award-winning former longtime Los Angeles Times photographer best known for his sports coverage, has died. He was 93. Rogers, who suffered a heart attack Dec. 16, died Tuesday in a skilled nursing facility near his home in Morro Bay, Calif., said his grandson, Jerry Rogers. In a more than 40-year career with The Times that began in 1940 and included general assignment and feature photography, Rogers won the National Headliner Award, two Eclipse awards and a Look magazine award, among many others.
December 8, 2011 |
Los Angeles Times photographer Mark Boster will sign his photo book “ Four Seasons of Yosemite: A Photographer's Journey ” from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Globe Lobby of The Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles. He will also sign books from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble Santa Monica on the Third Street Promenade. The foreword is by Robert Redford, and the book contains a DVD called “Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven,” narrated by Redford. The film used adaptations of an 1851 journal to highlight issues that the park faces as it works to accommodate nearly 4 million visitors a year.
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July 18, 2011
Leo Kirch German media mogul Leo Kirch, 84, who turned his one-man film distribution company into Germany's second-biggest media business before losing control of it after a gamble on pay television, died Thursday in Munich. His family did not give the cause, but Kirch had suffered from diabetes and near-blindness for several years. At its height, Kirch's media group was valued at $5 billion. It held Germany's biggest film-licensing library, the nation's only pay-television channel and rights to two World Cup soccer tournaments.