Friday, January 28, 2011

Critical Mass

Thousand of cyclist grande departe en masse from the corner of Western Ave. and Wilshire Blvd. for the monthly Critical Mass bike ride.

Footage by Ted Soqui © 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"America's Sheriff" Heads To Prison

Former Orange County Sheriff, Mike Carona, reported to federal prison in Colorado this morning.
Carona was convicted of trying to get his former assistant Sheriff, Don Haidl, to lie on the stand to a Federal Grand Jury that was looking in to corruption in his Sheriff's department.
Mike Carona as Sheriff of O.C. in 1999.
Carona, once dubbed "America's Sheriff' by the news media, must serve 85 percent of his 66 month sentence.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Nevada Test Site

A lone wooden two story test home used in an atmospheric nuclear detonation experiment back in the 1950's.
Nearly 1000 nuclear devices were detonated at the Nevada test-site between 1951-1992.
People in Las Vegas would often see and feel the detonations from the strip hotels.
The test-site is no longer used due to the Comprehensible Test Ban Treaty that was signed in 1992.
Most of the site is still highly radioactive, monthly tours are available.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 1998

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pouring of the Actor

American Fine Arts Foundry workers poured molten bronze in to several cast, finishing up the last of the Actor statuettes. The statuettes are to be handed out on January 30, 2011 at the annual SAG awards show.

Foundry worker waiting for the bronze to heat up.

Pulling the bronze from the furnace.

The pour.

Freeing the Actor from the cast.
The Actor

Adding the patina.

The Actors.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

10 Years Ago

Images from a very cold and rainy day in Washington, DC, along the parade route of the Presidential inaugural parade for G.W. Bush. 1/20/2001

A fenced off Capitol building.

Upside down flag in front of the Supreme Court building.

In front of the Supreme Court building.

Along the parade route.
Along the parade route.

Along the parade route.

Flag burning on the parade route.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2001

Thursday, January 13, 2011

20th Annual Photo LA

Photo LA celebrates it's 20th year and is now open at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
"Youngblood" by RETNA.

Photos at Rivera and Rivera's booth.

Pamela vs. Courbet.

"Pb18 Head" by Peter Combe.
Detail of the household paint chips of "Pb18" by Peter Combe.

Opening night.
The show opens to the public this Friday and will run till Monday 1/17/11.
There will be several lectures, panels and book signings held at photo LA.
Visit for more information on tickets and lecture times.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

25th Martin Luther King Jr. Day

My local DIY carwash minted these "I Have A Dream" tokens.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2011

The Great Pacific Ocean

View of the Great Pacific Ocean from the Pacific Palisades on my Sunday bike ride.
Click on image to see larger.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Operation Pothole Begins, Just Not In Koreatown.

L.A. city road repair crews begin to fill up to 15,000 pothole this weekend in a effort dubbed "Operation Pothole." Over 8 tons of asphalt will be used to fill pot holes and other rain-related road damage.
One pothole on Western Ave. near 8th Street has grown so large it has surpassed pothole status, the damage has been growing for over two months. Western Ave. in L.A.'s Koreatown now has the largest and most numerous potholes, beginning at the I10 Frwy. to Beverly Blvd.

A street barrier eating pothole on Western Ave.

A future tourist attraction, the Grand Canyon of Koreatown on Western Ave. near 8th Street.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Pasadena Train Station

From my photo archives, the train station in Old Town Pasadena on s. Raymond Ave. and Del Mar Blvd.
Shot with Tri-X at 1600 ASA.
Amtrack train station in Old Town Pasadena, 3/1984. Ted Soqui © 2011

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2011