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
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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.