Eric Fichtl


<p>An old man drags timber back toward his village at the foot of the Balkan Mountains. <br /></p>
<p>A view of the trees and peaks near Rila Monastery. </p>
<p>Fishermen sell their catch near the port in Sozopol, Bulgaria.</p>
<p>A goatherd in central Bulgaria.</p>
<p>In the early 2000s, these two women helped scores of people each day, typing forms and offering advice from the lobby of an administrative office in Sofia. Elsewhere in the city, it wasn't unusual at the time to see entrepreneur typists on the city pavements, typewriter at the ready, near any office where carefully completed forms were a requirement. </p>
<p>A man lost in his thoughts on a tram in central Sofia.</p>
<p>The transition from farm fields to high-rise blocks is sudden on some approaches to Sofia.</p>
<p>A view over the district of Lyulin, shot through the warped glass of a window.</p>
<p>An eerie spectacle created by farmers burning their fields by night. The technique can improve soil fertility and kill pests, but also emits greenhouse gases and air pollution.<br /></p>
<p>Clay roof tiles on a farm house that likely date from the Ottoman period. They've seen many scorching summers and freezing winters.<br /></p>
<p>Encountered on a central Sofia side street. </p>