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


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


Masai Warrior in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Beauty in Jamaica by Carl Purcell


Boy plays Spiderman by Carl Purcell


The Kiss in Valparaiso by Carl Purcell


Big Peach in Georgia by Carl Purcell


Proud Mother at 10 Downing Street by Carl Purcell


Shark Jaws by Carl Purcell


Woman in Jules Undersea Lodge in Key Largo by Carl Purcell


Bust of the King Louis 14th by Carl Purcell


Balcony at Fontainebleau in Miami by Carl Purcell


Hotel Frontenac at Quebec City in Canada by Carl Purcell


Lodge in Glacier National Park by Carl Purcell


Perfect Reflection in Glacier Lake in Montana by Carl Purcell


Dead Monkey in Window by Carl Purcell


Photographer at Grand Canyon by Carl Purcell


Swimming Pool at Ritz in Paris by Carl Purcell


National Cash Register by Carl Purcell


Motorcycle with VW Body by Carl Purcell


Aerial View of Lake Powell by Carl Purcell


unidentified barrier reef island in caribbean by Carl Purcell


Giant Painting at Louvre by Carl Purcell


Do not do this to a Rhino by Carl Purcell


Cruise Ship and Seaplane in Vancouver Harbor by Carl Purcell


Tree Leopard by Carl Purcell


Delta of Ganges in India by Carl Purcell


Orchid Pool at Halekulani in Hawaii by Carl Purcell


Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas by Carl Purcell


A matter of honor by Carl Purcell


Chesapeake Bay Tunnel by Carl Purcell


Ornate Doorway in Lisbon by Carl Purcell


Viertigo in Atrium of the Grand Hyatt, Santiago by Carl Purcell


Lord Byron Carved his Name Here by Carl Purcell


Perfect Reflection in Montana by Carl Purcell