Eric Fichtl


Thank you for visiting. This website features my photography and writing. Learn a bit more about me.

<p>Trees peek through the mist in Val di Funes – a great welcome for a day of hiking!<br /></p>

Here is a random sample of my photos. Visit my galleries for many more.

<p>A woman dashes toward the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a striking and strange Soviet take on post-modernism by architect Yuri Platonov.</p>
<p>An evocative view over one of the most beloved districts of Paris.</p>
<p>Cologne's Ebertplatz shows its 1970s urban design, provoking the usual love-hate response. While the dark corners of its pedestrian underpasses have raised concerns about crime and safety, these recesses also host art galleries and restaurants (like this Nigerian place).</p>
<p>A busy morning in Rabat.</p>
<p>A mural commemorating the disappeared victims of the 1976-1983 military dictatorship in Argentina. <br /></p>
<p>Attempts to deface the mural show the staying power of the country's reactionaries – between the 9 and 7 some fascist even scraped AAA, acronym of the Argentine Anticommunist Alliance, a far-right death squad that emerged in the late Perón years and murdered some 1100-1500 people. Argentina's post-dictatorship judiciary later found the AAA guilty of crimes against humanity.</p>
<p>A solitary tree in the vast spaces of Kruger National Park.</p>
<p>Two fishermen collect a trap, with the crustaceans inside doomed to a dinner plate that evening.</p>
<p>A dramatic view from Chapman's Peak across Hout Bay, on the Cape Peninsula.</p>

A lot of what I write professionally carries no by-line. Here are some of the works I have put my name to.