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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

 

Folies Bergere by Talouse Lautrec by Carl Purcell

 

Golden Chains in Key West by Carl Purcell

 

A Spiritual Experience by Carl Purcell

 

Brunette Beauty in Australia by Carl Purcell

 

Trumps Weekend Cottage by Carl Purcell

 

The Good Earth by Carl Purcell

 

Sailing in Moonlight by Carl Purcell

 

Whitikers Point in Ozarks by Carl Purcell

 

Inside Passage in Alaska by Carl Purcell

 

A Spiritual Experience by Carl Purcell

 

Fishing Boats in Nova Scotia by Carl Purcell

 

Dueling Pistols in Williamsburg by Carl Purcell

 

Arch Amid Ruins on Holy Island by Carl Purcell

 

In the Temple of Horus by Carl Purcell

 

Oil Portrait of French Impressionists by Carl Purcell

 

Excaliber Car in Switzerland by Carl Purcell

 

Beach Beauty in Fort Lauderdale by Carl Purcell

 

String Bikinis in Florida by Carl Purcell

 

Swimming Pool on French Riviera by Carl Purcell

 

Stage Coach in Santa Fe by Carl Purcell

 

Dubrovnik in Croatia by Carl Purcell

 

The Good Earth by Carl Purcell

 

Broken Bike and Broken Dreams by Carl Purcell

 

Old TV Tower in London by Carl Purcell

 

Oyster Bar in Big Easy by Carl Purcell

 

The Lonliest Road in America by Carl Purcell

 

My Beautiful Model in Quebec by Carl Purcell

 

Marilyn Monroe by Ed Clark

 

Rolls Royce Hood Ornament by Carl Purcell

 

Beauty with a Camera by Carl Purcell

 

Couple Kissing under Love Sculpture by Carl Purcell

 

Ostrich Ranch in South Africa by Carl Purcell

 

Blowing in the Wind by Carl Purcell

 

Interior Kitt's Peak Observatory by Carl Purcell

 

Abandoned Abbey in Ireland by Carl Purcell

 

Spiral Staircase in Vatican by Carl Purcell

 

Lichtenstein Museum in Europe by Carl Purcell

 

Big Dancers in Key West by Carl Purcell

 

Good Girl Gone Bad by Carl Purcell

 

Equestrian Statue in Paris by Carl Purcell

 

Interior of British Museum in London by Carl Purcell

 

Aerial View of Lake Powell by Carl Purcell

 

Deserted Abbey in Ireland by Carl Purcell

 

Boats on Lake Union in Seattle by Carl Purcell

 

Tomb of Leonardo di Vinci by Carl Purcell

 

Lincoln Memorial at Dusk by Carl Purcell

 

Cascares, Spain by Carl Purcell

 

Rainbow in Adare Ireland by Carl Purcell