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


Cunard Countess in Caribbean by Carl Purcell


Rodeo in Kissimmee by Carl Purcell


Observatory in Greenwich England by Carl Purcell


Bullet Train in Japan by Carl Purcell


Echo Serena by Carl Purcell


Picket Fence, Appomattax by Carl Purcell


Bermuda Roof by Carl Purcell


Cow Girl on a Fence in Montana by Carl Purcell


Deadly Duel by Daumier by Carl Purcell


Victoria Jungfrau in Switzerland by Carl Purcell


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


Top of the Mast by Carl Purcell


Tragedy in Dublin by Carl Purcell


Laughter in Barcelona by Carl Purcell


Elephant Family by Carl Purcell


Sunken Ship in Bermuda by Carl Purcell


Waterfall at Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas by Carl Purcell


Reflection of the Louvre by Carl Purcell


Wild Irish Rose by Carl Purcell


Reclining Nude Woman at the Louvre in Paris by Carl Purcell


Roses Bloom at Amboise by Carl Purcell


Brass Tuba at Mardi Gras in New Orleans by Carl Purcell


Tomb of the Artisan in Egypt by Carl Purcell


Stained Glass Window in Segovia by Carl Purcell


Titillating Painting in Louvre by Carl Purcell


I.M. Pei Glass Pyramid at Louvre by Carl Purcell


Sveti Stefan in Croatia by Carl Purcell


Cold Drink from Dragon Fountain by Carl Purcell


Bicycle on Banks of Potomac in Washington DC by Carl Purcell


Fox Hunt in England by Carl Purcell


Kid Asleep on Bike, Beijing by Carl Purcell


Atlanta Georgia by Carl Purcell


Busty Biker Chick by Carl Purcell


Pink Cadillac in Miami Beach by Carl Purcell


Misson Control in Houston Texas by Carl Purcell


Giant Rocket at Houston Space Center by Carl Purcell


Dromoland Castle at Night by Carl Purcell


Friends on Mykonos at Sunset by Carl Purcell


Home on the Range by Carl Purcell


Bar Maid at Durty Nellies in Ireland by Carl Purcell


Friends in an Irish Pub by Carl Purcell


Bear Country in Glacier National Park by Carl Purcell


Halloween Night by Carl Purcell


Whales in the Parking Lot by Carl Purcell


The Mad Hatter by Carl Purcell


A Farewell to Arms by Carl Purcell


Hot Pepper Eating Contest by Carl Purcell


Architecture in Helsinki Finland by Carl Purcell