Sunday, January 27, 2013

Mr. Ruiz's Photo Class

Was teaching a workshop with Dave Wyman last week in New Mexico, and ran in to a group of young photographers. Turns out they were a photography class from a local Santa Fe high school taught by Mr. Ruiz. Was good to meet the next generation of photographers in a magical place like New Mexico. Only can wonder what things they will capture and see with their cameras.
The future looks bright.

Mr. Ruiz and his students.
Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Eyes of Santa Fe

Saw these eyes on gallery row in the city of Santa Fe.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Morning Walk

Had company on my morning walking near the Rio Grande Gorge today. A herd of Bighorn Sheep were out having breakfast as I walked by.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013

Moonrise Over Las Trampas

Perhaps inspired by Ansel,  I shot a moonrise over a tiny church over a tiny church in Las Trampas, New Mexico.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


The Taos Pueblo at sunset.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013


Met a homeless man named John sitting out front of a Smart and Final grocery store in Venice, he was begging for food. We spoke for a while. Found out he just got out of the hospital after trying to kill himself by slitting his wrist last week on the Santa Monica Pier. The hospital kicked him out after two days without any medication or further treatment. He puts on Neosporen twice a day to help heal his massive wound.
Glow-in-the-dark cross.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

LAPD Parker Center EOW

Today marked the formal end to Parker Center's use as an official building. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck closed the building marking an end to it's 50 year historic life with a pair of handcuffs on the front doors. Many famous criminals including Charlie Manson and OJ Simpson, were booked at Parker Center. Hundreds of films and TV show like, Adam 12, Dragnet and The Closer, were also filmed there.
LAPD Honor Guard.

LAPD Chaplain John Webster.


Chief Beck.

Locking the doors.
Hundreds of LAPD personelle were onsite to watch the formal closing.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013


Shot this image of Lance Armstrong in Los Angeles back in March of 2009. He was on top of the world about then, retiring from the Tour de France as the all-time dominant winner.  At the same time, the forces of justice in sports was working overtime to turn his life upside down.
Haven't decided yet if I will watch his interview with Oprah this Thursday.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2009

Friday, January 11, 2013

Historic Hancock Park House Burns

A 91 year old home in Hancock Park burned in a fast wind driven fire. The home, located across from the Canadian Consulate, lost most of it's roof and upper floors even though LAFD was on scene quickly.
Shot this image on my iPhone5 camera.

Home on S.Muirfield Road.
Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

First Cover of 2013

First cover image of 2013.
Landed the shot of a cracked Hollywood Walk of Fame star on this week's LA Weekly cover.
Shot the image with my iPhone5 using the Hipsatmatic app.
The story was written by Patrick Range McDonald and is about the gentrification of Hollywood, and the population shift and exodus of Latinos to affluent whites.
Check it out here.