Saturday, April 28, 2012

1992 LA Riots 20 Years Later

It's been an interesting week getting fully immersed back in to April/May1992. There are a lot of wounds that have not fully healed and people are still very passionate about the that time here in Los Angeles. Even re-visiting the issues and coverage of the '92 riots has opened up lots of discussion, I m glad that we Angelenos have not glossed over any of that.
Even talking with a stranger in a Mid-City store today about it, we agreed that calling it the anniversary of the LA riots seemed inappropriate.

It's been good to see new and interesting photos from the riots make their way back in to the world of publishing. The names of the brave and wild writers, reporters, and photographers from back then also bring back a lot of good memories.

I would like to thank the LA Weekly for their excellent support, and allowing my visual voice to be continued in this often strange and confusing new media world.

Was asked by a NPR reporter today if I have a favorite photo from back then.
I realized that I didn't. Probably the only story where I don't.
This will probably be the only story that I won't be unable to put behind me, sure many of my colleagues feel the same way.

Damaged floor tiles are all that remain from a riot damaged building on S.Vermont and Manchester Aves. It is still a vacant lot to this day.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Final Touches on Levitated Mass

The final touches are now being applied to the art project known as Levitated Mass at LACMA. Tractors are leveling out the grounds around the giant 340 ton rock center piece, now covered by a giant green parachute.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Wigs Today

Very difficult walking past a wig shop with a camera (iPhone) and not taking a picture.
Wigs Today at Fairfax and Third.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

LA Riot Pop Up Show @ Robert Berman Gallery

I will have several images from the LA Riots of 1992 featured at a pop-up show at the Robert Berman Gallery.
Tonight 4-21-2012 is the opening reception, from 6:30 till 9, and is in conjunction with Truthdig featuring the Art of Mr. Fish. There will be food and drink, and art of course. Drop by and say hello.

The Berman Gallery is located at:

Bergamont Station Arts Center
Robert Berman Gallert B7
2525 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Ph. 310 586-9128

Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Levitated Mass Settles

The LACMA art piece known as "Levitated Mass" has finally settled in it's final position. Work crews are now putting the finishing touches on the 340 ton rock and art installation.

Rock without roll.
Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Cabazon Dino

A T-Rex in the desert town of Cabazon.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bullocks Wilshire Building

The Bullocks Wilshire building on the Wilshire corridor.
Built in 1929, the 73 meter tall building was considered one of the most elegant department store of it's time. It is now home to the Southwestern Law School.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

RIP Mike Wallace

Mike's star on the Hollywood walk of fame.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

All in for the 99% Event

Finally got to meet artist Shepard Fairey at the All in for the 99% event held at the Ace Museum in Los Angeles last night. We chatted about how the Time Magazine Person of the Year cover came together, we also both had pieces in the art show.
Cool dude, and fun event.

Shepard and me.
Photo by Krista Kennell © 2012