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.

Frank Tyler in Van Buren Place

Didn't think I'd have room in the iPad Book for Van Buren Place. But I can't resist - on the block there's a whole mess of wonderful houses like this Frank Tyler nestled amongst flower beds.

I'm planning on spending the weekend of October 13th/14th photographing additional of Van Buren homes - come back to the Blog after then to take a look.