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Carl Purcell

Carl Purcell Fine Art

Michigan City, IN

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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 corbis.com or alamy.com. Or you can contact me directly at carlpix474@aol.com or by phone at (352) 989-3552.

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

 

The Original Olive Garden by Carl Purcell

 

Condos on Biscayne Bay by Carl Purcell

 

Water slide at Wet and Wild by Carl Purcell

 

Lady at Bath Houses in South Africa by Carl Purcell

 

Barn Owl on Indiana Farm by Carl Purcell

 

Royal Guard for the Queen Mother by Carl Purcell

 

When I was Young by Carl Purcell

 

Long Road Home 2 by Carl Purcell

 

Sonora Museum by Carl Purcell

 

Samburu Maiden wears Beads by Carl Purcell

 

Mercury over Grand Central Station by Carl Purcell

 

Arab on Camel at Red Sea by Carl Purcell

 

Bar Maid at Durty Nellys in Ireland by Carl Purcell

 

Baby Bubbles in Summer by Carl Purcell

 

Clock Face of Big Ben by Carl Purcell

 

Beach on Trinidad by Carl Purcell

 

Aquarium at Monterey in California by Carl Purcell

 

Aerial View of Tributary to Lake Powell by Carl Purcell

 

A matter of honor by Carl Purcell

 

Adare Manor in Ireland by Carl Purcell

 

Southern Beauty in Richmond by Carl Purcell

 

Above Rainforest in Ecuador by Carl Purcell

 

Cool Drink at Dragon Fountain by Carl Purcell

 

The King Returns by Carl Purcell

 

Aerial View of Lake Powell by Carl Purcell

 

Hippos on the Mara River in Kenya by Carl Purcell

 

After the Shower by Carl Purcell

 

Bust of the King Louis 14th as a Boy by Carl Purcell

 

Bust of the King Louis XIV by Carl Purcell

 

Night Traffic on Golden Gate by Carl Purcell

 

Masonic Temple in Alexandria by Carl Purcell

 

San Francisco Architecture by Carl Purcell

 

Satyr Seducing a Wood Nymph by Carl Purcell

 

Funny Billboards in Paris by Carl Purcell

 

Queen Isabella's Castle by Carl Purcell

 

Girl Under Jesus in Columbia by Carl Purcell

 

World Trade Center 5 by Carl Purcell

 

Highway to Nowhere by Carl Purcell

 

Eiffel Tower and Equestrian Sculpture by Carl Purcell

 

Mortal Confronts Zuess by Carl Purcell

 

Grand Canal in Venice by Carl Purcell

 

Lion Roars in Kenya by Carl Purcell

 

Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya by Carl Purcell

 

Log Cabin and Barn in Virginia by Carl Purcell

 

Fuzzy Wuzzy Caterpillar in Rainforest by Carl Purcell

 

Leopard with Green Eyes by Carl Purcell

 

The Farmers Daughter by Carl Purcell

 

Carl Purcell Naps with a Seal by Unknown