Friday, December 25, 2015

LA Christmas View

A view of our city on Christmas Day.
Click on image to see LARGER.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas to All

...and to all a happy new year.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2000
LA circa 2000.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

My Year in Pictures 2015

Here's what I saw as we spun around the sun.

Video by Ted Soqui © 2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015

San Bernardino Memorial

A growing memorial of candles, flags, and flowers outside of the Inland Regional Center where 14 people were shot and killed last week.

Photo Ted Soqui © 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Arlington West

Last Sunday afternoon in Santa Monica at the Arlington West Memorial.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Vasquez Canyon Landslide

A landslide on Vasquez Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, CA is still moving. The area was soaked by heavy rains last month which have now caused a small hill to begin to move on to the roadway.
El niño rains are expected to bring more heavy rains soon to Southern California. Should be an interesting winter ahead.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
A road not taken.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

11 Most Exclusive and Expensive Cars at the 2015 LA Auto Show

Here's is my list the most exclusive and expensive cars at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show. So 1%'ers looking for some new wheels, here are my recommendations from this year's show.

1.Porsche 911 Targa 4S in white. $179,255 USD. 3.0 litre engine with two turbos making 420hp.
Seven speeds that will get you up to 187 mph.

911 Targa 4S

2. 2017 Acura NSX. No price yet but will be around $150K USD. 573 HP with three electric motors. Only 800 will be made.
NSX in excess.

 3. Dodge Viper ACR. $118,795 USD with a V-10 engine that produces 645 hp.
Viper ACR.

 4. Aston Martin DB10. Only 10 were made for the new James Bond film "Spectre." 8 were destroyed during the film. This car is NOT for sale. Accessories are not listed.
Top secret.

 5. 2016 Aston Marin DB9. This car is for sale. Only 150 will be made. They are available for $242K USD. You get an Omega James Bond watch with the car and it comes in Spectre silver.
DB9, not top secret.

 6. 2016 Chevrolet Corvette CTR Z06 Special Edition. 650 V8 motor that produces 650hp. Carbon fiber body and only 650 will be produced.
You don't have to get this color.
7. 2017 Alpha Romeo Guila Quadrafiligio (4 Leaf Clover). This $70K Italian super car comes with a V6 engine that produces 505hp.
Good luck car.

017 Maserati Gran Turismo Centennial Edition. The V8 engine makes 454hp and feature Zenya silk seats and a carbon fiber hood. They are also hand made in Italy.

 9.MercedesAMG S63 coupe. This $234K USD car features a 47 Swavaroski crystal day light running lights and radar. Too many accessories to list.
Serious options from Mercedes.

10.F-Type Jaguar $66K with a 550 V8 Engine                                                                                                                         

Jaguar F-Type.
11.BMW 2016 M4 GTS Coupe. $134K USA with 3.0 strait 6 motor with two turbos that produce 493hp. There is also a built in roll cage and carbon hood, roof, and rear deck. Only 300 will be produced.                                                                                                                                        
Carbon heaven.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Candle Light Vigil at LA City Hall

A candle light vigil was held at LA City Hall to remember the victims of the 11/13 paris terror attacks. LA stood united with Paris as a sister against the brutal attacks. Many expatriots form France attended the vigil.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2015
A french woman with a new peace symbol Eiffel Tower tattoo.

LA City Hall lit up with the tri-colors of France.

LA united.

A young American boy who has French parents at the vigil.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Petersen Automotive Museum

The newly remodeled Petersen Automotive Museum @ Fairfax Ave and Wilshire Blvd. is lit up at night in the national tri-colors of France.
It is an amazing building to see day or evening.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Vive La France!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Candle Light Vigil for Nohemi

Students, faculty, and friends of Cal State Long Beach student Nohemi Gonzalez burn candles to remember her life.
Nohemi was killed in the 11/13 Paris terror attacks.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
For a bright life.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Westwood Noir

Looking up Westwood Blvd. from Pico at night.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
LA noir.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Veteran's Day

In Marina del Rey on Lincoln Blvd.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Panhandling on busy Lincoln Blvd.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Welcome to the HLP

The freeway exit sign off of the 110 "Pasadena Freeway" with bullet holes. I've actually seen more bullet holes in that sign before it was replaced.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Welcome to the wild east!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Cooler Week

LA finally gets a cooler week as El Niño starts to take effect.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Palm Trees on Beverly Drive.

Friday, October 30, 2015


Before the hipster invasion of Chinatown, there was Chinatownland.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2008
Jake was there.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Bernie Sanders in LA

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders held a fundraiser in LA a the Avalon Hollywood.
Admission to the fundraiser was $25.00 per person.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2015
The Bern.

Feeling the Bern.

Friday, October 16, 2015

David in Baker

Street scene in Baker, CA on a hot summer day.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Not Main Street.

Saturday, October 10, 2015


President Obama flew in to LAX aboard Air Force One in to a perfect storm of traffic today.
There is a huge soccer match at the Rose Bowl, The Dodgers are playing, JPL is hosting their annual open house, and several other big events in and around downtown today.
Plus we are having one of the hottest days of the year.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2015
Air Force One on final approach.

Obamajam near LAX.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

SB 350

California Governor Jerry Brown signed sb 350 in to law yesterday at the Griffith Park Observatory.
The bill will make California reduce petroleum use 50% and increase renewable energy use 50% by the year 2030.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2015
Gov. Brown.

LA smog.

Monday, October 5, 2015

LA Guns

22 years ago I went to several gun ranges in Los Angeles to photograph a post-riot Los Angeles. There was a huge spike in gun sales after the 1992 LA Riots. The ranges were full of new gun owners testing out their weapons. I set up a background and used a 501 Hasselblad with a 120mm lens and Tri-X 120 film.
This is a small sampling of the folks I met.

Photographs by Ted Soqui © 1993

Blue Monday

Light rain and big puffy clouds start off a new week in Los Angeles.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Click on image to see larger.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Four Years Ago in LA

Four years ago, Occupy LA set up camp at city hall.
Then city councilman Eric Garcetti welcomed them to stay as long as they like and that the city will support the cause.
Two months later, hundreds of LAPD would forcible remove the occupiers from the city hall grounds.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011
Councilman Garcetti welcoming occupiers.

We are the 99%.

83 year old Lucy Horowitz, occupier.


Friday, October 2, 2015

The People v. O J Simpson

Twenty years ago the trial of the People v. O J Simpson ended, the people lost.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 1994
O J action figure complete with knife.

Domestic violence demonstration out front of the courthouse.

Circus Los Angelenus.

RIP Nicole.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Superbloodmoon Over Griffith Park

A superbloodmoon rising over Griffith Park in Los Angeles.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2015
Blood rising.


Blood orange.

Behind the scenes video.