Photographs by Ted Drake

I took a photography class by Susan Coppock many, many years ago for the hell of it. I’d always visualized images in my head but could never draw them. Susan taught us the passion of photography. She inspired us to explore the possibilities of photography and to pull those images out of our heads and stick them on film.

Now, I’m all grown up and teaching the very class that Susan led. I’m proud to be a member of the Palomar College photo department.

These photographs are from many different projects that I’ve been working on. I enjoy blurry, out of focus images that are full of mystery. I want to give the viewer the backdrop and give them the chance to create the plot.


I haven’t updated the photos on this page in a long, long time. Originally I had a slide show for your amusement. In the mean time, I have uploaded thousands of images to Flickr. One of these days, I’ll re-introduce the slide show with my flickr images. Until then, please visit for the latest and greatest.


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