Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Park Shooting

While having dinner at home, I heard 5 to 6 shots go off at Queen Anne Park near my place. A couple of hundred children were playing a minor league baseball game, as a gunman wearing a hoodie ran up and shot three people with a large black gun. The shooting victims were transported by ambulance, one male victim was in bad shape with a couple of bullet wounds to his back.
Several children were badly shaken up as they saw the shooting take place right in front of them.

LAPD look after a shooting victim on West Blvd.

A shooting victim on the street waiting for paramedics.

A female victim in the park.

A crying child who saw the shooting take place steps away from her.

A traumatized child.
Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Levitated Mass to Open Soon

The final stage.
The art project known as Levitated Mass is scheduled to the public soon on June 24th. The public will soon be able to walk underneath the 340 ton rock which roamed through the southland.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day

Members of the Marine Corps. 1st battalion 8th division out of No. Carolina holding a muddy US flag they rescued from a flood ravaged home. 9th ward district of New Orleans.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2005

Friday, May 25, 2012


Images from downtown L.A.

A couple of spots left for my June 1-3 Los Angeles photojournalism workshop.

Grand Central Market.

An Union Pacific locomotive.

Street musician on 4th street.

Restaurant worker at Grand Central Market.

6th street, we love it.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

LA City Hall

I took a break from covering the LA City budget meeting inside the Council Chambers, and took a quick walk around the rotunda area of the great hall. What a fantastic building to explore.
Here are some photos.

Watching the paint dry inside Council Chambers.

The ceiling of the rotunda and 17 foot tall electrolier.

A bronze and marble depiction of Cabrillo's ship on the rotunda floor.

On the ceiling.

The rotunda with the electrolier.

An ode to the arts of L.A. on the ceiling.
Photographs by Ted Soqui © 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Twilight Zone Eclipse in L.A.

Downtown L.A.
A partial annular eclipse over the City of Angels today.

A giant smile from the sun.
Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sun Day

My first test. Can actually see sunspots.
Doing my testing for this Sunday's solar eclipse.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Super Moon

Tried to get an unique shot of the super moon this evening, didn't really work out, L.A. has too many too buildings in the way. Wanted to get the L.A. Chinatown dragons with moon. At least I got a nice shot of one of the dragons. Shot the super moon on the back steps of my place.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


The rear view of the iconic JESUS SAVES sign in downtown L.A.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day in Los Angeles

Thousands of Angeleno's took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles to celebrate May Day. 
The peaceful marches were heavily watched and patrolled by L.A.P.D. officers. 

Marchers trample across Rep. John Boehner's face.

American Apparel employees had the day off and took to the streets.

Greed and corruption on the corner of Broadway and Olympic.

The L.A. Times was completely surrounded by L.A.P.D. officers.

L.A.P.D. bicycle officers trying to keep me out of the streets.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2012