Stunning Aerial Photos of Boston Featured in New E-Book from The Boston Globe, with Photos Available for Purchase

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“Boston By Air” showcases birds-eye images of Greater Boston, accompanied by an interview with veteran Globe photojournalist David L. Ryan about the experience of shooting from helicopters and planes.

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For years, The Boston Globe’s renowned photography has informed and inspired readers in print and online. Now, the paper is offering its award-winning photography via a new medium. Released today, the e-book “Boston By Air” presents iconic images of the Hub, shot by Globe photographers from high above the city in helicopters and airplanes. The photos offer a unique perspective on Boston from an exceptional vantage point.

Images in the e-book include stunning aerial photographs of the Boston Marathon, the city skyline, the Charles River, Fenway Park, sports championship celebrations, the Zakim Bridge, and many more.

The e-book also features an extensive interview with acclaimed Boston Globe photographer David L. Ryan, the artist behind the lens for many “Boston By Air” photos. “The first time I’d ever ridden in a helicopter was at the New York World’s Fair in 1964,” Ryan recalls. “My dad stuck me in one of those old helicopters, a Marine thing. It was a cool view…Was I scared? Nah.” Ryan’s insight is sure to intrigue photography aficionados and amateurs alike. An excerpt of the book is available in this Sunday’s Boston Globe Magazine.

“This new, photo-centric project pulls together some of the best Globe visual content in one place for readers and furthers our e-book program,” Boston Globe Deputy Managing Editor of Features Doug Most said. “Many of these photos are poster-quality images that hang on the walls around the Globe offices and we realized our readers might like them, as well. As the e-book industry grows, we’re repackaging more of our content in unique ways like this.”

“Boston By Air,” like previous e-books from the Globe, is free to download for subscribers at It is available for purchase for $2.99 via Amazon, iTunes and Barnes & Noble. In addition, this is the first Globe e-book with full e-commerce functionality; readers can simply click on and purchase their favorite images, and even have them framed.

The latest offering in the paper’s growing e-book program (the Globe has published 10 titles since it launched in 2011), “Boston By Air” is the first e-book featuring primarily photographic content. Other recent e-book releases include “68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope in Boston's Most Troubled Neighborhood,” packaging a groundbreaking Globe series that innovatively meshed digital and print media, and “WHITEY BULGER: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt that Brought Him to Justice,” the new W.W. Norton biography of Boston’s most infamous criminal, by the Globe investigative reporters who covered him most (also available in hardcover).

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