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In a quiet, over­looked room tucked away in the Rila Moun­tains of Bul­garia, pho­tog­ra­pher Kari Medig was drawn to the con­trast and sim­plic­ity of a seem­ingly out-of-place paint­ing hung on a seafoam green wall in the Ma­ly­ovitsa Hut. Built in 1934, the hut has enough dor­mi­tory beds and hot show­ers to ac­com­mo­date as many as 125 skiers trav­el­ing through the moun­tains. “The room was pretty much empty, ex­cept for that paint­ing,” says Medig. “Bul­garia has a stark aes­thetic. This was so con­trast to that.” Shot with a film cam­era, this im­age—once de­vel­oped—took him back to the ba­sics. “It’s nice to stop, take your skis off and look at the de­tails in your sur­round­ings ev­ery once in a while.”

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