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


Eiffel Tower in Paris at Night by Carl Purcell


Balcony Dining in New Orleans by Carl Purcell


Portrait of farmer in China by Carl Purcell


Illuminated by eternal Sunshine by Carl Purcell


Independence Hall in Philadelphia by Carl Purcell


San Francisco Architecture by Carl Purcell


Clifflyn and Sarah by Carl Purcell


Beautiful Lady on Little Palm Island by Carl Purcell


Tower Bridge in London by Carl Purcell


Amusing Sign on London Bus by Carl Purcell


Pouring Wine at Pool by Carl Purcell


Lion Roars in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Canadian Mounted Policeman by Carl Purcell


Bicycle on Banks of Potomac River in Washington by Carl Purcell


Xmas in Washington DC by Carl Purcell


Echo Serena by Carl Purcell


Clock Museum in Neuchatel by Carl Purcell


A Lobster Ate my Car by Carl Purcell


Symbol of the Porcupine King of France by Carl Purcell


Body parts of Emperor Constantine by Carl Purcell


A Jain monk holds a votive candle by Carl Purcell


America's Cup race off of San Diego by Carl Purcell


Big Ben in London by Carl Purcell


Cold Drink for a Stunning Red Head by Carl Purcell


Lady Justice in Dublin Ireland by Carl Purcell


Under the Rainbow in Brazil by Carl Purcell


Photographer in Taos New Mexico by Carl Purcell


The City that never Sleeps by Carl Purcell


Adobe Architecture in Santa Fe New Mexico by Carl Purcell


Sunset in Trinidad by Carl Purcell


Big Sky in Montana by Carl Purcell


Sveti Stefan Resort In Slovenia by Carl Purcell


Drying Silk at Red Fort in India by Carl Purcell


Lighthouse in Rockport Maine by Carl Purcell


Motor Scooter in London by Carl Purcell


U.S. Capitol Building in DC by Carl Purcell


Arch of Triumph in Paris 4 by Carl Purcell


Love in Downtown Disney by Carl Purcell


Digital Full Color Imaging by Carl Purcell


Alone on the Great Barrier Reef by Carl Purcell


London Transportation by Carl Purcell


Horse and Rider at Evangeline Downs by Carl Purcell


Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda by Carl Purcell


Couple with Dog at Sunset by Carl Purcell


Gateway to the West by Carl Purcell


Clifflyn and Carl by Carl Purcell


Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale by Carl Purcell


Chesapeake Bay Bridge by Carl Purcell