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.

Making the Big Move

Right, it's moving day. Can't tell you how happy the wife and I are to be leaving our current digs and relocating to a beautiful, century-old apartment near Mount St. Mary's and USC.  It wasn't fun looking for a new place but as it turns out an Untold LA Kickstarter supporter had a vacancy in a building he co-owns, and so faster than you can say yes, for the love of God let's live there, we've moved.

As the iPhone photo above shows we have some unpacking ahead of us. Blogging will resume in a couple of weeks!