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


Heavenly Angel in Louvre by Carl Purcell


Coca-Cola Umbrella at Matterhorn by Carl Purcell


Skiers at Matterhorn in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


Bali Hai in French Polynesia by Carl Purcell


Barn and Log Cabin in Virginia by Carl Purcell


Sleeping Hippos on Mara River by Carl Purcell


Fun with a dolphin by Carl Purcell


Hippos on Mara River in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Adobe Structure in Santa Fe New Mexico by Carl Purcell


Mosque and Church in Cardoba by Carl Purcell


Alone on the Great Barrier Reef by Carl Purcell


Bald Eagle on American Flag by Carl Purcell


Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West by Carl Purcell


Little Mermaid in Copenhagen by Carl Purcell


Aerial View of Lake Powell in Arizona by Carl Purcell


Golf at Dromoland Castle in Ireland by Carl Purcell


Barge on Burgundy Canal by Carl Purcell


Cold Drink from Dragon Fountain by Carl Purcell


Tree Leopard in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Horse Grazes at Clarendon in Ireland by Carl Purcell


Big art at the Louvre in Paris by Carl Purcell


My Haunted Castle by Carl Purcell


Interior of Reichstag in Berlin by Carl Purcell


Sculpture of Lord Byron by Carl Purcell


Mud Adobe House in Afghanistan by Carl Purcell


Christian Church in Mosque by Carl Purcell


Great Rivers Explorer in Alaska by Carl Purcell


Sexy Woman in Jamaica by Carl Purcell


USS Gerald Ford in Norfolk Virginia by Carl Purcell


Gold Treasure in Key West by Carl Purcell


Joan of Arc by Carl Purcell


Temple of Horus in Egypt by Carl Purcell


Atrium in Bermuda Hotel by Carl Purcell


I Hate Paris by Carl Purcell


Sonora Museum by Carl Purcell


Cajun Dancers in Lafayette by Carl Purcell


Dancers at Night Club in Monte Carlo by Carl Purcell


Can beer make you smarter? by Carl Purcell


Camels on Gobi Desert by Carl Purcell


Amazing Sunset in Montana by Carl Purcell


Zebras in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Tower Bridge in London at Sunset by Carl Purcell


Red Caboose by Carl Purcell


Arc de Triomphe in Paris at night by Carl Purcell


Masai Warrior in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Flag Balls in Washington DC by Carl Purcell


Two Kudus at rest. by Carl Purcell


Cheetah Lunch in Kenya by Carl Purcell