Friday, December 28, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
My first Kindle cover. The Kindle is a wireless electronic book designed by Amazon. You can upload up to 200 book titles via the 3G network, the same network mobile phones use.
This image was first published on the cover of "Obama. From Promise to Power" written by David Mendell earlier this year.
Welcome to the paperless digital age.
Photo by Ted Soqui c 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
This week in LA City Beat. They ran a nice portrait of LA City Councilman Eric Garcetti of the 13th District taken by me back in 2004. I photographed him in the main hallway on the first floor of historic LA City Hall.
They wrote about how nice of a guy he is. He really is a nice guy and a pleasure to photograph.
Photograph by Ted Soqui c 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Farmer's Insurance Company ran a television commercial, "They Were There, People" featuring my photo of a LA County firecopter doing a water drop on a wild fire in Malibu. The commercial "recognizes extraordinary efforts of remarkable individuals", people who fought the California wild fires of 2007. Farmers Insurance Company is based in Los Angeles, California. www.farmers.com
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Was driving up Fig the other day and saw the "Chicken Boy" statue atop a building. Thought it was a new chicken in a bucket food stop. Nope, just some new fancy art project and gallery messing up mi barrio.
They are calling it "the statue of liberty of Los Angeles."
I just wanted a bucket of chicken.
Thank God for Filliero's Pizza next door at 5566 n. Figueroa Ave 323 254-0505 to save the day. It's the best pizza on the east side for sure!
Photos by Ted Soqui c 2007
at 7:35 PM
President hopeful US Senator Barack Obama D-IL. came to Los Angeles for a fundraiser in his honor. The fundraiser featured musical acts Ne-Yo and the Goo Goo Dolls. Mr. Obama spoke after the concert about why he wants to become president of the United States. He also spoke his his mother's losing battle with cancer and how she fought in vain with her insurance companies for help. Mr. Obama also vowed if elected to get every US citizen the same quality health care he receives as a US Senator.
Photographs by Ted Soqui c 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Got an assignment to photograph President Jimmy Carter for the LA City Beat. It was very cool to meet him. Had to catch him between building houses for Habitat for Humanity. Yes, he does the hard stuff hammering sawing and he carries his own 2x4's.
Photo by Ted Soqui c 2007