Carl Purcell Fine Art







Carl Purcell

Carl Purcell Fine Art

Michigan City, IN


My camera has been a passport to adventure. It has allowed me to span continents at the speed of sound. I have carried my camera to the depths of the ocean to explore coral reefs and swim through shimmering schools of silver fish. It has unlocked doors from ancient castles and mud huts on the edge of the Sahara. I have photographed presidents and marched with Martin Luther King. I invite you to share my adventures through my images on this site.

Photography is a powerful medium, enhanced by the Internet. Today we live in a global village and Fine Art America is an art museum that provides a showcase for anyone with talent and an Internet connection. It is inspiring to see what people from all parts of the world have created. It is like walking through the galleries of the Louvre, the Hermitage and the Prado.

My first job with the government was as the photographer on the Peace Corps staff. My first day on the job I left on a trip around the world. In the following years I visited volunteers on remote islands in the Pacific and isolated villages in Africa, my camera recording over a million images of these idealistic young Americans and the people they worked with. John Kennedy said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" and their response is history.

Eventually my travels took me to just over 100 countries including all of Africa and Europe. I was inspired by Ernest Hemingway, Ansel Adams Cartier Bresson and Jaques Costeau.

My photography has been published in LIFE, LOOK, PARADE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, PARIS MATCH and STERN in Germany and my column "The Traveling Camera" appeared in almost every major newspaper in North America. I also wrote a monthly column in POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY magazine for 17 years. My commercial images are available on Corbis, that image archive owned by Bill Gates. Some of my photographs have even been displayed in his home.

Many of these images are also available for editorial or advertising use at or Or you can contact me directly at or by phone at (352) 989-3552.

Carl Purcell
1400 East Coolspring Avenue, Apt. 214
Michigan City, Indiana 46360


Beauty in Irish Pub by Carl Purcell


Temple of Poseidon in Greece by Carl Purcell


Snorkelers in Bermuda by Carl Purcell


Under the Rainbow in Brazil by Carl Purcell


Bermuda Architecture 3 by Carl Purcell


Bermuda Architecture by Carl Purcell


The Most Dangerous Game by Carl Purcell


Artist in a Bermuda Park by Carl Purcell


The Girl from Impanema in Brazil by Carl Purcell


Hot Chili Peppers in Ecuador by Carl Purcell


Canadian Mounted Policeman Art by Carl Purcell


Three women at DC March by Clifflyn Bromling


Dubrovnik in Croatia by Carl Purcell


Church on Mykonos in Greece by Carl Purcell


Lord Byron Ate Here by Carl Purcell


What happened to her arms? by Carl Purcell


St. George and the Dragon by Carl Purcell


Tony Blair Lived Here by Carl Purcell


Royal Guard at Buckingham Palace by Carl Purcell


Royal Castle in Lichtenstein by Carl Purcell


Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria by Carl Purcell


Bell Tower in Bavaria by Carl Purcell


Echo on the Sea of Cortez by Carl Purcell


Daughters of Satan by Carl Purcell


Nude in Harem at Louvre by Carl Purcell


Woman in the Parthenon by Carl Purcell


Woman Dives the Wall at Little Cayman by Carl Purcell


Picket Fence, Appomattax by Carl Purcell


My Model from Australia by Carl Purcell


The Girl from Epanema 7 by Carl Purcell


Black model holds colorful fabric by Carl Purcell


Canadian Mounted Policeman by Carl Purcell


Carl Purcell at Termite Hill in Kenya by unknown


At the Matterhorn in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


Girl Planting Rice in Philippines by Carl Purcell


Light House in Nova Scotia Canada by Carl Purcell


Log Cabin in Virginia by Carl Purcell


Black Beauty in Nassau 3 by Carl Purcell


Hilton Hotel in Honolulu Hawaii by Carl Purcell


Agama Lizard in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Boats on Lagoon in Tahiti by Carl Purcell


Star Dancer in Vancouver Harbor by Carl Purcell


Bali Hai in South Pacific by Carl Purcell


Statue of Attaturk in Ankara Turkey by Carl Purcell


Black Beauty in Nassau by Carl Purcell


Dolphins at Hawks Cay by Carl Purcell


Endless Summer Villa by Carl Purcell


Falconer at Balmar in Switzerland by Carl Purcell