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Eric Fichtl

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

<p>Fishermen sell their catch near the port in Sozopol, Bulgaria.</p>
PHOTOS

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


<p>Set in a beautiful walled botanic garden, this stunning house was conceived by the French artist Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s. Architecturally, it is a unique combination of local Moorish touches, art deco flourishes, and more than a little of the (then) new school of Modernism. The distinctive blue colour bears Majorelle's name. </p>
<p>A small beach on Ilhabela, a mountainous island not so distant – and yet a world away – from the urban expanse of São Paulo.</p>
<p>An inviting trail.<br /></p>
<p>In Buenos Aires, a stencil proclaims 'The dingo ate my baby' beside a sticker of a local variant of Shepard Fairey's 'Obey' giant. That is, an Australian mother's cry of despair from a real-life case in 1980, channeled by Meryl Streep in a 1988 US film and amplified to absurdity in 1990s TV series from <em>Seinfeld</em> to <em>The Simpsons</em>, appears alongside a sticker riffing on a US street artist's work (itself a rendering of Andre the Giant, a deceased pro wrestler, paired with a line from a 1988 John Carpenter film, <em>They Live</em>) while invoking the arcane Spanish verb form barely used outside Iberia or churches – and they somehow come together on an electric box in Argentina's capital in 2015. It sort of makes sense. Or not. No idea.</p>
<p>An old house perches on an even older wall.</p>
<p>A sunrise view across the fjord looking toward the island of Eysturoy.</p>
<p>Three clever lionesses make a roadblock to allow their cubs to cross the road.</p>
<p>A promising path?</p>
TEXTS

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