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.

Red Flowering Gum Tree

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

Every chapter of the iBook ends with a full-bleed photo without caption. For the end of the West Adams Boulevard Chapter we have this Red Flowering Gum Tree.

I've taken repeated photos of this tree over the years and have never been quite happy with the pics - the iBook updates like an App so depending on which version of the Book you have you'll get a different photo! The one at top is from Version 1.0 and 1.7; below from Version 1.6.