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


Bombed Out Church in Berlin by Carl Purcell


Little Indian Girl at Grand Canyon by Carl Purcell


Indian on Horse in Monument Valley by Carl Purcell


Prince Hal in Stratford by Carl Purcell


King Richard 3rd and Queen Anne Neville by Carl Purcell


Girl from Ipenema by Carl Purcell


How to Write Erotica by Carl Purcell


View of St. Peters in Rome by Carl Purcell


Sphinx on Embankment in London by Carl Purcell


My Model in Ireland by Carl Purcell


Heavenly Angel at Louvre by Carl Purcell


By the River in Arkansas by Carl Purcell


Post Office Employee by Carl Purcell


Dark Tan on Miami Beach by Carl Purcell


Church in Sitka Alaska by Carl Purcell


White Church on Mykonos in Greece by Carl Purcell


Deserted Abbey in Ireland by Carl Purcell


No Free Beer for Carl Purcell by Carl Purcell


Colorado River near Lake Powell by Carl Purcell


Car Envy in Daytona Beach Florida by Carl Purcell


Royal Suite at Victoria Jungfrau in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


Vampires in Alexandria by Carl Purcell


Drying Carpets in Iran by Carl Purcell


Roulette in Monte Carlo by Carl Purcell


Old Glory by Carl Purcell


Via Australis and Zodiacs by Carl Purcell


You Ought to be in Pictures by Carl Purcell


Double Decker Bus in Central London by Carl Purcell


Split Rail Fence and Stream in Rural Virginia by Carl Purcell


Orange Tulips in Holland by Carl Purcell


Angry Bald Eagle by Carl Purcell


Arch of Triumph in Paris 2 by Carl Purcell


Maybe Darwin was Right by Carl Purcell


Concubine in Sultans Harem by Carl Purcell


Home of Winston Churchill by Carl Purcell


Columbia River View in Washington State by Carl Purcell


Windsurfer in Nassau by Carl Purcell


Doorman at Ritz Hotel in Paris by Carl Purcell


Arkansas Midland Railroad by Carl Purcell


RV in Glacier National Park by Carl Purcell


Leaping Dolphins at Hawks Cay by Carl Purcell


Rolls Royce Hood Ornament by Carl Purcell


Boat on Bali by Carl Purcell


After the Shower by Carl Purcell


Biker Pals in Daytona Beach by Carl Purcell


Swimming Pool with a View by Carl Purcell


San Francisco Architecture by Carl Purcell


Beauty on Jamaica Beach in Negril by Carl Purcell