eBooks

Learn more about the multimedia eBooks available at Howard Grill Photography. Each book is a self-contained photographic essay complete with supporting information about the project.

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My eBooks are a bit different from the type of photography eBooks that you might see on Amazon in that they are not 'How To' books. They are the electronic equivalent of a fine art photograhy book or monograph. Each book represents a completed photographic essay or project and includes text describing the specifics of the project, photographs, and, in many instances, embedded multimedia. They go beyond my website content.


Available eBooks:

The Carrie Furnace - Price $2.99

Between 1881 and 1978 the Carrie Furnace was used to produce iron which was then shipped, still molten, across the Monongahela River to the Homestead Steel Works (site of the famous Homestead Strike of 1892). It played an important role in the industrial heritage and history of Western Pennsylvania. Closed in 1978, the furnace has lay dormant for 36 years.

"The Carrie Furnace" eBook contains 47 photographs of the Carrie Furnace as it appeared in 2011. It has since changed, and continues to change, thanks to the restoration efforts of Rivers Of Steel, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Western Pennsylvania's industrial and steel making heritage.

Having been moved by the process of photographing the abandoned blast furnace, I searched for someone that had worked at the facility that I might be able to speak with. I was quite fortunate to meet Mr. Ron Gault, who worked at Carrie as a young man in the 1970s. He provided fascinating information and anecdotes related to the photographs I showed him, and this audio content is included as part of the multimedia Carrie Furnace eBook.

The eBook is available for immediate download and contains:

  • 63 pages of content
  • Higher resolution images than those on my website (ability to zoom) with full screen mode
  • Embedded audio content - just click the audio icon on image pages to hear Mr. Gault's commentary
  • Easy and rapid navigation using a navigation toolbar, bookmarks, and thumbnails
  • Formatted for a beautiful display on desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones
  • More information about the Carrie Furnace and Rivers Of Steel

Floral Forms - Price $2.99

The Floral Forms eBook

The Floral Forms eBook

The Floral Forms eBook is a book of photographs and poetry that is a collaboration between myself and and writer/poet Michelle Levasseur. 

I 'met’ Michelle and discovered her poetry on Google Plus. She wrote poems to accompany her photographs. Her words added meaning to her images, peeling away their outer context and enhancing them. I was a fan of her poetry and she was a fan of my photography. We commented on each oth­er’s work. A collaboration seemed appropriate. One of the wonders of the internet is that we were able to carry on the collaboration without ever meeting, as I live in the eastern portion of The United States and she lives in the western portion of Canada!

The 24 photographs in the eBook are from my "Botanicals In Black And White Portfolio" in which I concentrate on the easily overlooked forms, lines, and shapes of flowers.  These qualities are much more evident in black and white than in color.

Michelle has written 24 poems, each one as an emotional response to a specific image.  Her heartfelt and passionate poetry adds depth and meaning to the photos.  As I read each poem, it became clear to me how the words were joined to and specific for each individual photograph.

The eBook is available for immediate download and contains:

  • 60 pages of content
  • Higher resolution images than those on my website (ability to zoom) with full screen mode
  • 24 poems; each one written to accompany a specific photograph
  • Easy and rapid navigation using a navigation toolbar, bookmarks, and thumbnails
  • Formatted for a beautiful display on desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones