Sunday, July 29, 2018

LA Gold

Los Angeles landmarks turned gold last night to honor Jonathan Gold's 58th birthday. Jonathan was a longtime former colleague at the LA Weekly and passed away earlier last week from pancreatic cancer.

Photography by Ted Soqui © 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

LA Fire Print

Just finished printing of one of my favorite photos, "LA Fire."

This image was featured on two hit television shows, "The Closer" and "Major Crimes." It was shot as I attempted to drive down Topanga Blvd during a Santa Ana wind driven brush fire back in October 2008.
I quickly realized that I wouldn't make it through due to heavy sideways blowing flame, so I reversed my car stopping for a brief moment to shoot this image through my front windshield.

The final image is printed at a giant 60"x40" inches, and was produced and printed by the print masters of A&I Photo in North Hollywood, CA. It's definitely a statement piece. Only 10 prints will be produced for sale.

Contact me via email or IM if interested in purchasing one of these impressive prints.

Have one on my wall.

"LA Fire."

Saturday, April 28, 2018


On this day, twenty-six years ago, the City of Los Angeles tore itself apart.
The wounds and scars have not fully healed and the memories still linger.

Photo illustration by Ted Soqui © 1992
LA '92 riots as graphic novel.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Happy 90th LA City Hall

Los Angeles City Hall turns 90 years old today. The iconic structure opened back in 1928 with a three day long celebration.
Made this montage proof-sheet image back in 1990, using one roll of bulk rolled 35mm Kodak Tri-X black and white film.
The bottom left frame is my favorite. It shows a homeless man asleep on the great lawn.
The homeless issue has still not been addressed by the politicians of this beautiful structure.

Photography by Ted Soqui © 2018
Click image to see it larger.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hot Spring Week in Los Angeles

Record breaking spring temperatures this week in the Los Angeles basin.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2018
Click on image to see it larger.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

March For Our Lives LA

The crowd outside L.A. City Hall during the March For Our Lives rally.
LA Weekly slide show.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2018
No guns.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Spring Rain

Spring rain day in Los Angeles.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2018
The eyes of March.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

LA River Water Falls

Photographed some waterfalls in the LA River today caused by the latest rain storm.
Used my old Canon Mark 2 camera with a $50 dollar zoom lens, they are used mostly to cover wild fires. Leaning up against the fencing along the river, I was able to shoot long 1/2 second exposures of water falling in to the LA River. The long exposures accentuated the blue in the sky on the normally brownish river water. Some of the colors in the water came out supernatural and creamy looking.

Photographs by Ted Soqui © 2018
Colorful falls.


Tree with falls.

Long falls.

Graffiti falls.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

LA Fashion Week 2018

Los Angeles Fashion Week 2018 held at Neuehouse in Hollywood, CA.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2018
LAFW 18.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Trump Protest in Beverly Hills

Hundreds of people came out to Beverly Hills to protest the arrival of Trump's visit to the area.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Special Event This Sunday March 11

If you are looking for something to do this Sunday, March 11, attend this special open house event at A&I Fine Art + Photo. I will be there along with A&I's master printers and staff.
There will be coffee and snacks along with great conversation about high quality printing and book making.
Stop by and say hello.

A&I Fine Art + Photography
Open House Event
6844 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood CA
(818) 848-9001
Parking onsite.

See you there.

4-7 pm 6844 Vineland Ave, NoHo.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Sanctuary City

Students at a pro-DACA rally at L.A.'s Olvera Street Plaza last year.
Los Angeles is a sanctuary city for immigration.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2017

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Superbluebloodmoon Over Los Angeles

A super blue blood moon hangs in the sky over the City of Los Angeles early this morning.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2018
Click image to see larger.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Slab City USA

Covered the art colony, and for many a rent free life that is off the grid, Slab City.
It's located in the desert next to the Salton Sea in Southern California.
Read about in this week's LA Weekly.

Clink here for a slideshow of images from Slab City.

Photo for the LA Weekly by Ted Soqui © 2018

East Jesus artist, Flip Cassidy and his sculpture "The Television Will Not Be Televised."

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Women's March 2018

Images from this year's Women's March in downtown Los Angeles.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2018
Los Angeles.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Women's March

Shot this image at last year's inaugural Women's March in Los Angeles. It now appears on the cover of the latest issue of LA Weekly.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2018
Women's March.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

WeHo Jesus

The man known as "West Hollywood Jesus" has just passed away from an undisclosed illness, according to his family. "West Hollywood Jesus" was well known to many LA area folks as a kind and friendly person. He always had time to take a selfie and pass on a kind word to folks.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Bye 2017

Ended last year with a photo from the beach, doing it again this year.

Happy New Year!

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2015, 2017
2016 bye photo.

2017 bye photo.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Los Angeles Fires

My image of the Creek Fire burning in the Shadow Hills area of Los Angeles made this weeks LA Weekly cover.

Cover design by Darrick Rainey

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2017
City on fire.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Creek Fire

A Santa Ana wind wild fire named the Creek Fire burned in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles. 30 plus structures were burned and the 210 freeway was shut down to traffic due to the fire burning across it.
150,000 area residents were evacuated from the Creek Fire and the 210 will remain closed over night.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2017
Day laborer pedaling home.

Day turns in to night.

210 freeway closed to traffic.

Foothill Blvd.

210 Freeway shut down.

The fire jumping across the 210.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Prayer Vigil in Boyle Heights

A prayer vigil was held for two children who were killed, Jose Luis(7) and Marcos(9) Hernandez,  in a collision by a Los Angeles County Sheriff vehicle. The somber vigil held at the crash site, drew about 100 people, many of whom had witnessed the collision.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2017
A mother comforts her daughter. They both witnessed the crash.

Local residents at the vigil.

Life goes on.

A young witness held by her mother during a TV interview.

Father Parker Sandoval during a moment of silence.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Kuningnan Celebration

Kuningnan celebration held at the Indonesian Consulate in Los Angeles.
Kuningnan is a Hindu celebration of the fight of good over evil.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2017

Cendrawasih dance.

Legong dance.

Cendrawasih dance.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Pro-Trump Counter March

About 70 pro-Trump supporters held a counter march and rally in downtown Los Angeles. They marched through the Skid Row area taunting locals and waiving flags. The anti and pro Trump rallies were held on the one year anniversary of Trump's election.
Trump did not win the state of California during his election.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2017
Trump march.

Trump march.

Pro-Trumper taunting someone with the US flag.

Pro-Trumper doing a FB live during the march.

Angeleno flipping off the pro-Trumpers.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Dodger House in South LA

A house in South LA underwent a special paint job by graffiti artist Tetriswai.
He repainted his house in Dodger colors and featured a mural of Dodger baseball player Justin Turner on the side of the house.
It's become a hit with the locals with many stopping by and doing selfies all day long.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Latest Cover for LA Weekly

Photographed a portrait of Tyree Dabney for the latest cover of LA Weekly.
The story is about redemption in California's parole system and the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, it is written by Jason McGahan.

Just found out yesterday that the LA Weekly was sold to some unknown entity. No official word was given about the paper's future yet. Hopefully this won't be my final cover and contribution to such an amazing publication.

It's been a long mighty run so far.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2017
My redemption, LA Weekly.