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.

Los Angeles Heritage Day 2014

Will I be at the LA Heritage Day this weekend? 

LA Heritage Day: April 27th, 2014 at Pico House

Of Course!

LA Heritage Day is where I launched the Kickstarter Campaign for Untold LA two years ago and so have a very positive association with it. It's also one of those neat events, where you may think you understand a city or region, and then find out absolutely fantastic stories full of drama, passion, sorrow and adventure you've never heard.

As the flyer says there's over 70 groups there; the food is always great, there's stuff for kids and I'll be lurking at the West Adams Heritage Association booth with an iMac, Laptop and iPad showing off Untold LA!

So do come and see the action, and of course stop by and say hello!