Friday, December 28, 2007

Cover Shot Of LA Weekly Year End Issue 12-28-07

My image of LA Superintendent David Brewer made the year end cover of LA Weekly, Vol.30/No.6 12-28-07. The photos were shot on assignment for Patrick Range McDonald's profile on Superintendent Brewer.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Benazir Bhutto 1953-2007

Photo from Hulton Archive 1977

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Inside the LA Weekly this Week 12-27-07

Here are my top 9 images of 2007 published in the latest issue of the LA Weekly.
Posh photo by Ted Soqui c 2007

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!
Photo by Ted Soqui c 2007

In Memory of Debra McClinton 1968-2007

In memory of Debra McClinton. This photo and passage was sent to me from one of her best friends, Stephanie Rausser.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

My First Kindle Cover

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 Los Angeles City Beat 12-20-07

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 TV Commercial

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.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Chicken Boy in the HLP

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

Barack Obama Fundraiser at the Gibson

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

LA Magazine Photos

Some photos I took from the May 8th 2007 fire in LA's Griffith Park appeared in the November 2007 issue of Los Angeles Magazine.
Photo by Ted Soqui c 2007

Story on the Mexican Mafia

Shot the photos for this story on the Mexican Mafia in the LA City Beat written by Annette Stark.
Photo by Ted Soqui c 2007

President Jimmy Carter

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

Latest Published Photo

Latest photos published in the LA Weekly. The story is on high tech fire fighting by the LA Fire department air support division written by Christine Pelisek. 

Photo by Ted Soqui c 2007

WGA Hollywood March

Here is my article in the LA Weekly on the WGA march on Hollywood Blvd. 
Photo by Ted Soqui c 2007