Paul Carmichael, photographer, accomplished pilot,
boat captain and dive master is life's consummate
student, driven and excited by the adventure yet to be
His love of photography started as a young child in
Atlanta, GA. He learned to take pictures and
develop film from his father. When Paul graduated
from college and joined the US Army, he found himself
taking his camera along with him to Vietnam. He
captured vivid images of the local people, especially
the children. His all-or-nothing way of doing
things put his photography on the back burner during his
twenty-four years as an army officer and pilot.
Following his retirement from the Army in 1994, he
immediately started his second career as a financial
planner and excelled at this career for thirteen years.
His dedication to high standards and professionalism has
carried over to his photography.
Photography has now returned to its original place in
Paul's life. He has a new camera, but his skill
behind the lens has been in place for most of his life.
he still has the all-or-nothing mindset, but it is now
focused on the fabulous wildlife of the Florida Keys and
His retirement sees him more active and involved with
the community. Paul enjoys singing in the Florida Keys
Chorale and the annual singing of the Messiah. He
has appeared in productions with the island Opera
Theater, Marathon Community Theater and the Key West
Pops Orchestra. Paul is a member of the Key West
United Methodist Church and serves as the Bass Section
Leader. In his spare time, Paul enjoys flying,
diving and riding his custom motorcycle.
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