Eric Fichtl


A few details about the person behind this website.

I’m that guy in the picture.

I am an editor and a writer, with a background in publishing, journalism, websites, and design. I also love taking pictures, but hesitate to call myself a photographer.

Spoiler alert: This site features some of my writing and photography.




My career has focused on supporting nonprofit organisations and social justice causes. I studied history and international affairs. I’ve resided in a number of places including Berlin, Bonn, New York, Hong Kong, Sofia, Buenos Aires, London, Chicago, and Geneva. I remain available for call-up to the Irish squad, should a deficient right-back be required (hint, hint).


  • Less-than-useful facts about me

  • First camera (ca. 1984)
    Kodak Disc 3500
  • First SLR (1998)
    Pentax ZX-M / MZ-M
  • Football leanings
    Country over club, come on Ireland!
    Member, Union Berlin (but Hertha-friendly).
    Co-owner, Lewes FC.
    Argentina over Brazil, Boca over River.
    Richard Dunne, si. Sergio Ramos, no.
    Allez les Écureuils!
  • Clock format
    24-hour clock, it's just clearer
  • Favourite food
    Might just be flautas de queso.
    Saag panir, arugula pizza, and fondue close seconds.
    I could survive on baguettes indefinitely.
  • Favourite element


Note: The texts here come from work done around the world in different professional and academic settings, where I generally adhered to the prevailing local style. I don't deem it necessary to harmonise styles now.

The site's fonts are Yantramanav and Lato, used under the Open Font License. Icons on the site are from Font Awesome, used under the CC BY 4.0 license. Fonts and icons are hosted locally, not imported with scripting.

This is a low-cookie website, using only two essential cookies that expire when you leave, and no external third-party cookies.

I built this site using Craft CMS, based on the W3.css framework. Many thanks to Andrew Kelly of Anbod.io for his support.

<p>Soldiers from the Colombian Army's Navos Pardo Battalion, based at Tame in the eastern Colombian state of Arauca. Tasked with securing the town and surrounding countryside against guerrilla and paramilitary presence, members of the battalion were implicated in a massacre at the indigenous reserve of Betoyes in May 2003. <br /></p>
<p>A person enjoys the spectacular views over Cape Town and the ocean from atop Table Mountain. The sky was amazing that day.</p>
<p>People gather around a statue of Hong Kong film idol Bruce Lee. <br /></p>
<p>A view over Athens toward the Strefi hill, from the Acropolis.</p>


Years as a vegetarian
Countries visited
Fairtrade coffees per day
2 and 10+
Full and half marathons completed

I find so-called 'socia media' pretty anti-social, so am not represented on most of those. But look, you found my website. Get in touch. We could socialise without gifting nefarious companies and anti-democratic intelligence agencies lots of personal information!
Often in Berlin (not pictured)
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Always ready for and fairly responsive to messages. Be nice!