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.

More West Adams Instagram Action

Today's a quite a large holiday here in the U.S.A. so thought to take a break from the usual iBook postings. Instead we have another sample from my Instagram feed of West Adams.

Every day I walk the streets of the neighborhood, for the benefit of the dog and myself, and find that I snap away with the iPhone, (not to take anything away from the Fuji X-Pro 1 that I used in the book - but the phone is always with me so...).

Anyhew, hope you enjoy this selection, mainly drawn from the North University Park area of West Adams. Click here to see this blog's previous Instagrams.