Saturday, January 24, 2015

Tonight's Moon

Tonight's moon as seen from Los Angeles.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Waxing quarter moon.

Monday, January 19, 2015

MLK Day

Etched on the Lincoln Memorial steps where the Reverend Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. stood and gave his most famous speech, "I Have A Dream."

Happy Birthday Reverend Dr.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
He had a dream.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Photo LA 2015

The 24th edition of Photo LA opened last night and will run till January 18th. It is being held at the LA Mart on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles.
Go to their webpage at www.photola.com for ticket information.
This year's Photo LA was another hit and should be a great success.
It is also a great event for the beginning collector to find some deals on some amazing photo works. I enjoyed seeing a vast diversity of photos including lots of music and photojournalism images. Most of the galleries have fine tuned and are showing images that reflect what Angelenos want to see and buy.

Photos of photos taken by Ted Soqui © 2015
Polly Borland.

Brad Wilson's Spectated Owl #1.

Alberto Korda's photo of Che.

Steve Schapiro's image of MLK.

Andy Warhol's Polaroid of Sly.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Portraits of the Human Condition


The photography exhibit entitled "Portraits of the Human Condition" at Cal State Dominguez Hills this January 28 through to March 17, 2015.
Stop by the opening on January 28 between 5:30pm till 7:30pm at the University Art Gallery @CSUDH's LaCorte Hall. 1000 E.Victoria Street, Carson, CA.

My work along with fellow photographers Robert Yager, Gregory Bojorquez, Zalmy Berowitz, and Aubrey Edwards will be featured in the exhibit.

The exhibit is curated by Nate Lubben, an adjunct instructor, and Ellie Zenhari, assistant professor, at CSUDH.

For more information about the exhibit, click here.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Ring Flyers

Late afternoon sun at Santa Monica Beach with the Ring Flyers.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015

2015

Happy New Year 2015.
Gonna see the forest through the trees this year.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Building a new year.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

LAst Sunset

The last sunset of 2014 in Los Angeles.
Welcome 2015.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014-15
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New Broad Museum Reveal

The exterior of the new Broad Contemporary Art Museum in downtown LA was revealed with the scaffolding today. The "Oculus" window can been seen from the Grand Ave side, looks like a giant whale eye.
The museum has a way to go before it is opened. Construction and litigation over runs have delayed the museum's planned opening of this spring. It might open in late 2015, no one is really sure. For now, it just looks cool from the outside.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Whale face museum.

Exoskeleton detail.

The "Oculus" window.

Last Day of the Year

Today's view of the last day of 2014 in Los Angeles.
Not a bad way to end a year.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Pro Law Enforcement Rally

About 100 supporters of law enforcement officers, many of them family and friends of LAPD officers, held a rally out front of LA City Hall. Several retired LAPD and other law enforcement officers joined the rally. 
A small counter protest demonstrated out front of the LAPD headquarters building.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Members of the Tribunal, a law enforcement member motorcycle club.

Thin blue line of support.

Pants up.

Near LAPD HQ.

Counter demonstration.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

My Year in Photos 2014

Here's a video I made of my year in photos 2014.
Hope you enjoy the video.
It's been a long and amazing year.

Ted

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Los Angeles Clouds

Clouds in the skies above the city of Los Angeles earlier today. More rain and wet weather is expected later today and this week.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
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Friday, December 12, 2014

Camarillo Springs Mudslide

A large mud and debris slid buried several homes in the community of Camarillo Springs earlier today. Heavy rains quickly soaked the fire denuded hill sides causing the huge slide.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
A sofa chair in someone's front yard.

Rocks and debris up to the roof level.

Mud and debris slide.

A back yard filled with debris from the hill side.

Debris flow between two homes.

After the Rain

The "Pineapple Express" came and left our fair city.
The view from the Mulholland overlook this afternoon.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Da Vinci Apartment Fire Aftermath in Downtown LA

The aftermath of the DaVinci Apartment fire in downtown Los Angeles.
Click here for LA Weekly slideshow.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Stairway to?

Lewis Birsbois Building detail.

Near the 101.

Lewis Bribois building.

DaVinci Apartment entrance.

DaVinci view from side street.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Winter Sunset @ Venice Beach

The winter sun setting on the Pacific Ocean at Venice Beach.
Heading back to harbor.

Last ride.

Hoop dancer.

The Main Level.

Venice Beach OG.
These images were taken at my Venice Beach Photo Workshop. Planning the next one for February 2015.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

Police Protest at LAPD Headquarters

Dozens of protesters showed up to protest against the shootings and killings of unarmed black men by police from across the nation, in front of the LAPD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.
The small crowd chanted "I can't breathe" in tribute to Eric Garner who was choked to death by NYPD officers during his arrest. The protesters proceeded to march to South Los Angeles at the spot where Ezell Ford was killed by LAPD earlier this year.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Protesters in front of LAPD HQ.

No More.

At LAPD HQ.

Young protesters.

LAPD officers at LAPD HQ.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Rain Day in LA

Just another rain day in Los Angeles.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
A bright spot.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Central Coast of California

Did a quick trip to the central coast of California last week.
Took some images before the storms arrived.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Highway 1 in to the Big Sur.

Turkey Buzzard over the Central Coast.

Seasmoke on the 17 Mile Drive.

Lone Cypress tree on the 17 Mile Drive.

The restless sea on the 17 Mile Drive.

The sea and land at the 17 Mile Drive.