Friday, October 2, 2015

The People v. O J Simpson

Twenty years ago the trial of the People v. O J Simpson ended, the people lost.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 1994
O J action figure complete with knife.

Domestic violence demonstration out front of the courthouse.

Circus Los Angelenus.

RIP Nicole.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Superbloodmoon Over Griffith Park

A superbloodmoon rising over Griffith Park in Los Angeles.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2015
Blood rising.


Blood orange.

Behind the scenes video.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Moon Plane (UPDATE)

The crew from the Delta jet A330 emailed me a photo from their POV in the air. Turns out they were shooting some footage for a commercial. They almost broke LA's internet too, lots of folks tweeting and talking about it on social media.

Shot by P.Duffy © 2015

Saw two jets flying in close formation over the early evening skies of Los Angeles. Think Delta airlines was shooting a commercial with one of their new jets. They circled over LA a couple of times. Lot's of fellow Angelenos watched and texted about it.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2015
Delta jet and chase plane near the moon

Close up.

Moon shot.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Saturday Night Nitro

Saturday Night Nitro event at the Auto Club Raceway in Famoso this last Saturday. Was loud, fast, and furious.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2015
C gas.

Mendy Fry in "Smokey's Darkside" funnycar.

Godzilla Fuel Altered.

Nitroholic funnycar.

Top fuel header flames.

Adam Sorokin in the CSS top fuel car.

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Broad Museum Ribbon Cutting

The ribbon cutting ceremony for The Broad art museum in downtown Los Angeles.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2015
Eli and Edythe Broad.

Inside the skin of the building.

Yayoi Kusama's Infinity mirrored room.

Goshka Macuga's Death of Marxism, Women of All Lands Unite.

Glenn Ligon's Double America.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

GOP Debate at the Reagan Library

A rough and long night for the republican presidential candidates at the debate last night.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2015
Ted Cruz.

John Kasich.

Mike Huckabee.

Scott Walker.

Rick Santorum.

Paul Rand.

Donald J. Trump

Monday, September 14, 2015

El Nino Arrives

Storm clouds gather above Hollywood this afternoon. El Nino is not far behind.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
El Nino.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Venice Beach Sunset

Sunset over Venice beach.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Last light.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Happy 234th to the City of Angels

Los Angeles turned 234 years old this month.

photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Wilshire Blvd..., "we love it!"

Afternoon Light

With our annual summer monsoonal flow, we get wonderful sunsets here in Los Angeles.
Chris Burden's "Urban Light" installation at LACMA providing the perfect place to watch our skies from.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Last light.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hancock Park

Tree roots near Wilshire Blvd. in Hancock Park.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Old vine LA.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

10 from 10 Katrina

This weeks marks the 10th anniversary of hurricane Katrina making landfall in New Orleans and Louisiana.
Here are some images I shot from various New Orleans parishes back then.

Photos by Ted Soqui ©
Lower 9th Ward.

Sunrise in the Lower 9th.

The Lower 9th.

Lower 9th.

St. Bernard's Parish.

Church in the Lower 9th.

French Quarter.

The Lower 9th.

Lower 9th.

Lane street in Lakeview.

Friday, August 21, 2015

8 Years Ago

8 years ago I photographed former President Jimmy Carter for the Los Angeles City Beat newspaper.
He was on break from building house for the homeless in South Los Angeles.
He is now 90 years old and about to undergo treatment for brain cancer.
I wish him well.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2007
Humility, humanity, style, and grace personified.

9 Years Ago

Nine years ago I met the women of the Moses family, all four generations of them. Fitting name for a family dislocated by flood. They all grew up in the same family house located inside New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward. 
It was the first anniversary since Hurricane Katrina. It was also the first time they went back the see the land that once held their large house which was destroyed by the levee breaches that flooded most of the city. I just Google Earthed their address, it is still an empty grassy lot. 
They all moved to Texas after the hurricane.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2006
Four generations.

Today's view of their former home.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Hot August

Captain Burnside of Alhambra Fire Engine 71 setting up a water-down at the Lincoln Fire at the Whittier Narrows.
Temperatures remained high in the area during the day, hovering in the low 100's f.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Scorched Earth.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

116th and Avalon

116th street and Avalon Blvd. in Watts. This is where the Watts Rebellion started 50 years ago.
Amazing to see what has and what has not changed since then.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
116th and Avalon.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Bernie Sanders Visits Los Angeles

Not even $20 dollar parking rates could keep Angelenos away. Senator Bernie Sanders, Democratic candidate for US president, held a rally at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
He drew an estimated 27, 500 people, many of which had to watch and listen to the rally outside due to the arena getting filled to crowd capacity.
Senator Sanders is drawing the largest crowds of any presidential candidate. He is running a populist campaign that won't take donations from the super rich or racist people or causes.
The senator spoke to a very enthusiastic crowd who responded with loud cheers and chants.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2015
This is what democracy looks like.

Senator Sanders.