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.

The Craftsman Bungalow - A First Hand Look at The Rebirth of West Adams

Many thanks to the folks over at The Craftsman Bungalow for writing up the first review of the new iPad Book:

Untold LA: A First Hand Look at The Rebirth of West Adams

After working on the project for two years it's great to get feedback on the images, oral histories and video. In any endeavor it's natural to be plagued by self-doubt so knowing that others find your work of value means the world. 

So it does seem the word about the project is starting to get out - have also just gotten our first review in the iTunes Store in Japan:

LAにある古いビクトリア調の住宅を取り上げた本です。アメリカというとモダンな住宅やビバリーヒルズの豪邸を想像するかもしれません。でも荘厳なゴシック様式の家もたくさんあるんです。英語がわからなくても素晴らしい写真を見るだけでとてもいい気分になります。

Now I'll just have to brush up on my Eastern languages.