Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women's March LA

Thousands of people took to the downtown streets of Los Angeles to take part in the Women's March.

Photos by Ted Soqui for the Argonaut © 2017
LA!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Farewell Mr. President

Thank you for your service to our country, Mr. President.
It's been a great 8 years.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2008
The President of the United States.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Beverly Hills by the Sea

The residents of Venice and Oakwood back in 1993 during the first wave of gentrification. 
Now the area is called "Beverly Hills by the Sea" and is quickly becoming the most expensive place to live in the LA County. Read about it in this week's LA Weekly.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 1993
The residents of Venice and Oakwood '93.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Falcon 9 Stage One

Stage one of a Falcon 9 Space X rocket now rest on the docks of the Los Angeles Harbor. The rocket flew in to space earlier last week, and successfully landed back on a special Space X drone ship named, "Just Read the Instructions," in the Pacific Ocean. Space X hopes to clean-up and re-use the rockets to make more frequent trips in to outer space.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2017
Bolting the rocket down.

Loading stage one on to the docks.

Clamping the rocket down.

Detail of the nozzles.

Been to space.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Senator Barack Obama

One of the first times I photographed then Senator Barack Obama. 
He was visiting Los Angeles during a tour for his newest book "The Audacity of Hope:Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream." It was just as amazing to hear him speak then, as it is this evening at his farewell address. 

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2006
He signed a copy for me.

The moment.





Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Welcome Year 2017

A flock of pigeons flying over San Fernando Blvd. in the early morning.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2017
Happy 2017.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Venice Beach Winter Sunset

Sunset at Venice Beach breakwater.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
Last days of 2016.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

My Year in Pictures 2016

Put together a video with some of my favorite photos of last year.
They were all photographed in and around Los Angeles, featuring the people and places of the area.
Hope you enjoy watching it.

Thanks again and Happy New Year.

Video by Ted Soqui © 2016


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

75 Years Ago

The hand of 95 year old Emery Arsenault holding a medallion given to the survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack back on December 7, 1941 by the Imperial Japanese Navy.
Emery will be making the trip to Pearl Harbor this week to commemorate the attack and to meet up with the remaining survivors.

Aloha.

Photo by Ted Soqui/Reuters © 2016
Never forget.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

5 years Ago The Occupation of LA Ends

5 years ago in Los Angeles, the month long occupation of LA ends. LAPD and various area law enforcement agencies raid and clear the occupation camp from the grounds of LA City Hall.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011
1st and Spring street.
                                       
     
Occupiers holding the line in front of LA City Hall.
                                     


Occupy the world.

Entrance to LA City Hall.

Occupiers at 1st and Spring Street.

Monday, November 21, 2016

After The Storm

Downtown Los Angeles today after the storm

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
LA.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Magic Hour On Wilshire Blvd.

A rare magic hour sunset above the Wilshire Ebell Theatre and it's environs.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2016
Wilshire United Methodist Church.

Wilshire Ebell.

S.Lucerne Blvd.


Thursday, November 17, 2016

5 Years Ago in Los Angeles

On this date, 5 years ago, I took the image on the left. 5 years later, almost exactly the same date, I took the one on the right. Both were taken very close to each other in downtown Los Angeles.
Makes me wonder if I've come full circle or is this the beginning of something new.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011 2016
5 years in L.A.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Supermoon Over Los Angeles

The largest supermoon in 69 years rose above Los Angeles this Monday evening.
Was in downtown Los Angeles near a Salvadorean community, an old woman walked up to and said, "la Luna bonita!" Yes, it was a bonita moon.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2016
La Luna bonita.

Supermoon over the Wilshire Grand spire (1099 foot tall).

The People, United!

Thousands of Southern Californians took to the downtown streets of Los Angeles to march against the election of Donald Trump as president of the U.S.
Hillary Clinton won the state of California by a wide margin over Donald Trump.

Photo by Ted Soqui/REUTERS © 2016
United.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Life Is AU FUL

Mr. Brainwash's changed the mural outside his studio last Wednesday. It used to read "LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL." The homeless encampment has remained for now as well.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
"Truth hurts"

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Hillary Clinton Party in Downtown LA

The Hillary Clinton victory party was held at the Edison Bar in downtown Los Angeles. Hillary easily won the state of California, but lost the general election for U.S. President.
The attendees were stunned and many cried as they watched election results come in over CNN.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2016
Waiting.

Breaking news.

Watching Trump's speech.

Afterwards.

Waiting for results.

Watching Trump's speech.

Our great mayor.







Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Best Place to Vote and Find Enlightenment in L.A.County

The Hindu Temple in Malibu may be the best and most remote place to vote in Los Angeles County. After voting you can walk the grounds of the temple and find some inner enlightenment.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2016
Temple entrance.

Greeter.

Polling place and Nirvana.

Temple grounds.

Goddesses abound.

Earvin "Magic" Johnson 25 Years Ago

Twenty-five years ago at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, Earvin "Magic" Johnson announced to the world that he had contracted the HIV virus.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 1991
Magic.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Undecided LA

Donald and Hillary's eyes on Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
#Stop

Guy Fawkes Day

Photographed this person laying on the sidewalk during the Occupy movement at LA City Hall.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2011
Remember the 5th of November.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Culver City Liberty

Lady Liberty spotted in Culver City today.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
Give me your tired and poor...

Friday, October 28, 2016

Fall Sunset

One of the first nice sunsets of fall in Los Angeles
Reminds me why I've chosen Los Angeles as my home.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
Click image to see larger.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Donald Trump's Star

Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was vandalized early in the morning. The vandal video taped himself prying out Donald's name and TV emblem from the star. The tape was sent to TMZ for broadcast. The star was quickly repaired by Walk of Fame employees later in the day.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2016
Cuidado!

Cutting the star out.

Using a jack hammer to remove Donald's star.

Hollywood memorabilia.

Repair under way.

Monday, October 24, 2016

President Obama Arrives to Town

President Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport via Air Force One today. The President will be a guest on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, and will be campaigning on behalf for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton all over the Los Angeles area.
This will be one of President Obama's last trips to Los Angeles before he leave office in January.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
Merica!