Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sand Fires Last Gasp

Firefighters and nature combine to end the brutal Sand Fire in Santa Clarita. The final back fires were set and nature added higher humidity to quash the last of the disastrous fire. The fire burned over 38,500 acres of land.
Here are some images from the Soledad Canyon area.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2016
The sun over the Vasquez Rocks.

Soledad Canyon.

Sign on Soledad Canyon.

Giant flames and firefighters.

Burn scar.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Another Fire Moon

Another month passes, and another moon glows orange from a Southern California wild fire.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016

Fire moon.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

58th Southern California Journalism Awards.

Was honored to receive the award for "Photojournalist of the Year 2015" from the Los Angeles Press Club earlier last month.
Jarl Mohn, Nick Ut, Erin Brockovich, and Jason Rezaian were also honored for their work in journalism and public service.
The 58th awards ceremonies were held at the Biltmore hotel in downtown LA.

Here is the body of work from 2015. Watch on full screen mode.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Indonesia 2016

A few images from my latest trip to the islands of Indonesia.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2016
Young boys doing their best pose in Jakarta.

Deserted streets in downtown Jakarta post Ramadan.

Monsoon morning sky in Bali.

Jakarta skyline.

Downtown Jakarta.

Morning prayers for Lebaran.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Fire Moon

An Airbus A321 flies in front of a moon turned orange colored due to wild fires burning in Duarte, CA.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
Fire moon.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Duarte Fires

The Fish Fire and Reservoir Fire in Duarte converged today.
117 degree temperatures made it difficult for fire fighters and local residents to deal with the fires which still are burning out of control in the hills above Duarte, CA.
End of day.

DC10 retardant drop.

Drop between the wires.

Gold line and the 210.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2016

Summer Moon

Sitting on the porch last night, watching the jets fly in to LAX on final approach during a full moon.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016

Summer moon.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Petersen Rainbow

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles lit up in the rainbow colors to honor those who were maimed and killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
Petersen at night.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sanders Election Day Rally

An election day rally for Bernie Sanders who lost the California Primary to Hillary Clinton, was held at the Barker Hanger inside the Santa Monic Airport. 
He defiantly vowed to continue his campaign all the way the next month's convention. 
Sanders gave a shorter than normal speech and was visibly sad and tired from the election.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2016
Sanders waving bye to the crowd.


...feeling the Bern.

West Hollywood Jesus.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Hillary in South LA

Democratic Candidate for President Hillary Clinton held a quick campaign rally in South Los Angeles this afternoon. Area politicians including LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and Compton Mayor Aja Brown stopped by to support Hillary.
Jamie Foxx and Jason George from Grey's Anatomy spoke on Hillary's behalf.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2016

Mayor Garcetti

Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

Jason George.

Jamie Foxx and friends.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Balinese Dancing at LACMA

Various dances and gamelan music of Bali inside the courtyard at LACMA last Monday.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Bernie Sanders LA HQ

Bernie Sanders' Los Angeles campaign headquarters at the defunct Johnies Coffee Shop Restaurant at Fairfax and Wilshire Blvd. The restaurant is featured in several commercials, tv shows, and films including "Reservoir Dogs" and "The Big Lebowski."
Bernie's is now open to the public until election night, June 7th. They have decals and posters for sale to support the campaign along with volunteer sign ups.
It's a great also a great opportunity to see inside the coffee shop which is generally closed to the public.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2016
Bernie mural.

Inside Johnies/Bernies.

Exterior view.

Bernie nipple.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bernie Sanders Rally in Carson

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to a crowd of about 10 thousand people at a rally held at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2016

Fist in the air.

In the building.

Bernie pano.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Bill and Hill

Mr and Mrs. Clinton attended the commencement ceremonies at LMU this weekend to watch their nephew graduate.
Bill Clinton was the guest speaker and received an honorary doctorate degree from LMU.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
The Clintons.

Friday, April 29, 2016

24 Years Ago in LA

Twenty-four years ago today, Los Angeles burned in rage in response to the not-guilty verdicts in the brutal beating case of Rodney King by four LAPD officers a year earlier.
Hundreds of LA businesses burned and were looted, fifty-five people were also killed in the three day period beginning on April 29, 1992.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 1992
7th and Union.

Downtown LA.

LAFD Station 13 firefighters on West Adams Blvd.

A young boy near Crenshaw Ave.

Monday, April 4, 2016

CA Gov Signs $15 Min Wage Bill

California Governor Jerry Brown signed in to law a $15 minimum wage bill for the state of California. This now makes California the nation's leader in highest minimum wage paid to all workers in any job.
Signed, sealed, delivered.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016