Hello, my name is Chris Purcell, tireless IT worker by day and night, photographic superhero when I can find those rare moments to capture the inexhaustible beauty and drama of the world in which we live. Thank you for checking out my collection of photographic and artistic imagery. My desire is that at least one image will leave an favorable impression on you. I have always had a lifelong fascination with form, light, and color. Going to the movies as a kid, I often found myself more captivated by the visual 'awe' on the screen than the story itself. Through a little trial and error, I discovered that photography was an ideal vehicle for channeling this appreciation of art. Following in the footsteps and guidance of my uncle, renowned photographer Carl Purcell, I have established a rather successful stock photography library of my own. Many of my images have been used in various text books, websites, and publications, such as Travel and Leisure and msnbc.com. Much of my subject matter includes beaches and coastal areas, as well as nature, animals, and people. And a few offbeat subjects like historical war reenactments, travel, sunsets and dogs. Feel free to spend a few moments browsing my website; there are many timeless treasures of captured time and boundless imagination to be found here.