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.

Excerpt from the iPad Book - Introduction (Page 9 of 361)

[As part of the remit to make the Untold LA iPad Book available to as many people as possible I'll be posting pages from the book in sequential order on a regular basis until it is completely online.]

The Introduction in Untold LA runs 21 pages and is designed to show people how to use its interactive elements, such as movies, additional-information buttons and audio clips, as well as give a sense of the people and geography of West Adams. Below are 'screen grabs' of the Introduction's first page which contains an intentionally blurred photo of the 1888 Queen Anne Seaman House, an 'Interact' button and a 4-minute introductory video.

The Interact Button links to: