Untold LA

Photographing the Astonishing Homes of LA's West Adams District

In 2012 photographer Jett Loe encountered the forgotten Los Angeles District of West Adams, the original wealthy area of town, the “Beverly Hills before Beverly Hills.”  Filled with an astonishing collection of Victorian and Craftsman homes in vibrant, diverse neighborhoods West Adams proved to be a revelation.  Following a successful Kickstarter campaign Jett spent two years producing this mammoth delight of a book that documents the variety of homes and people in the area.

Totaling a fully interactive 365 pages with 500 photos, 70 oral history audio clips from West Adams residents and two hours of behind-the-scenes video commentary, Untold LA is a massive treasure trove for lovers of Los Angeles, American history and architecture.

Fuji X-Pro 1 Night Test, Part 2

Following on from the other night's test here's an example of the same spot, this time with the camera locked down with a magic arm on a tripod, ISO 200, at f14 for 45 seconds. You may not be able to tell from the low resolution image above but the image is sharper with of course less grain.

My hope is to include some night shots of the Victorians in this neighborhood, their windows illuminated in the darkening gloom.