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


Portrait of Irish Farmer by Carl Purcell


Charlie and Clifflyn by Carl Purcell


Night View of the Eiffel Tower by Carl Purcell


Under the Eiffel Tower in Paris by Carl Purcell


Cliffs of Moher in Ireland by Carl Purcell


Bobby in London by Carl Purcell


Sunset at Tower Bridge in London by Carl Purcell


Canons at Tower Bridge in London by Carl Purcell


Rolls Royce Hood Ornament by Carl Purcell


Cottage at Adare in Ireland by Carl Purcell


Cottage at Adare in Ireland 2 by Carl Purcell


Leprechaun Doorbells in Ireland by Carl Purcell


Village of Cacares in Spain by Carl Purcell


My Haunted Castle in England by Carl Purcell


Marching Band at Buckingham Palace by Carl Purcell


Eat Your Prunes in London by Carl Purcell


Are we having any fun yet? by Carl Purcell


Frank Ogden aka Dr. Tomorrow by Carl Purcell


The Three Graces by Carl Purcell


Road Signs on Ring of Kerry by Carl Purcell


Deserted Abbey in Ireland by Carl Purcell


Cirque de Soleil Clown by Carl Purcell


Rooftops of Blois in France by Carl Purcell


Windsurfing International Competition by Carl Purcell


Woman in Florida Sunset by Carl Purcell


Winged Victory in Valencia Spain by Carl Purcell


Angel Falls by Carl Purcell


Americas Cup Race off San Diego by Carl Purcell


Giant Beetle in Rainforest by Carl Purcell


Roman Aquaduct in Segovia by Carl Purcell


Where is Heaven? by Carl Purcell


Carl Purcell Naps with Seal by unknown


Big Sand Dune in Brazil by Carl Purcell


Opening Lock on Burgundy Canal in France by Carl Purcell


Galleries Lafayette in Paris 2 by Carl Purcell


Giant Causeway in North Ireland by Carl Purcell


A Fine Wine in Burgundy by Carl Purcell


Leonardo di Vinci Tomb by Carl Purcell


Happy Couple in Madrid by Carl Purcell


Horse Ramp at Amboise in France by Carl Purcell


Barge on the Burgundy Canal by Carl Purcell


Interior of Galleries Lafayette in Paris by Carl Purcell


Invalides and Bridge over Seine by Carl Purcell


The Chain in Spain by Carl Purcell


Winged Victory by Carl Purcell


Big Ben in London by Carl Purcell


Gargoyle on Notre Dame in Paris by Carl Purcell


Pyramid at the Louvre, Paris by Carl Purcell