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


Mural in Puerto Vallarta by Unknown


The Original Olive Garden by Carl Purcell


Clifflyn on Phone by Carl Purcell


Condos on Biscayne Bay by Carl Purcell


Calypso Dancer on Trinidad by Carl Purcell


Girl Under Jesus in Columbia by Carl Purcell


When I was Young by Carl Purcell


Long Road Home 2 by Carl Purcell


Cow Girl and Antler Horns by Carl Purcell


Night Traffic on Golden Gate by Carl Purcell


San Francisco Architecture by Carl Purcell


Mercury over Grand Central Station by Carl Purcell


Statue of Carl Purcell by Unlnown


Galleries LaFayette in Paris by Carl Purcell


Bust of the King Louis 14th as a Boy by Carl Purcell


Under the Rainbow by Carl Purcell


Southern Beauty in Richmond by Carl Purcell


Masonic Temple in Alexandria by Carl Purcell


Carmen Miranda Balloon in Albuquerque by Carl Purcell


Glass Pyramid at Louve in Paris by Carl Purcell


Antique pistols in Williamsburg by Carl Purcell


Black Cat in Paris by Carl Purcell


Water slide at Wet and Wild by Carl Purcell


Paradise on Tobago by Carl Purcell


Bar Maid at Durty Nellys in Ireland by Carl Purcell


Baby Bubbles on a Summer Afternoon by Carl Purcell


Turn Left Here by Carl Purcell


Clock Face of Big Ben by Carl Purcell


Beach on Trinidad by Carl Purcell


Brave Hitch-Hiker by Carl Purcell


Aquarium at Monterey in California by Carl Purcell


Adare Manor in Ireland by Carl Purcell


Above Rainforest in Ecuador by Carl Purcell


A matter of honor by Carl Purcell


Cool Drink at Dragon Fountain by Carl Purcell


Hot Chili Peppers in Santa Fe by Carl Purcell


Grand Canal in Venice by Carl Purcell


Queen Isabella's Castle by Carl Purcell


Funny Billboards in Paris by Carl Purcell


Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya by Carl Purcell


Fuzzy Wuzzy Caterpillar in Rainforest by Carl Purcell


Log Cabin and Barn in Virginia by Carl Purcell


Satyr Seducing a Wood Nymph by Carl Purcell


Carl Purcell Naps with a Seal by Unknown


Giant Beetle in Rainforest by Carl Purcell


Mickey Mouse Balloon by Carl Purcell


Mortal Confronts Zuess by Carl Purcell


Leopard with Green Eyes by Carl Purcell