I found this little chapel in the Sfakia Region of Crete. It sits on a high cliff looking straight down to the little village of Loutro which can only be accessed by the sea. It was late October and no one was around, so I slept there surrounded by candles in clouds of incense.

The images by candlelight were extraordinary, glowing like golden stars in the night. I used the reflections of the candles in the glass as I thought they added to the poetic beauty. My loneliness was softened in the radiance of their presence.

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  • Kristin Reynolds
    Kristin Reynoldsalmost 4 years ago

    Blake, my beautiful blessed friend, how do you do it? please, tell me how? I wish to go and do these things, very very much—can a pauper with 5 kids do this? tell me how. I want to sleep here, bathed in this light by this sea, in this space.

  • Ah Kristin, If I could whisk you away to such magical places I would for sure. How I traveled over 11 years to 31 European country is a long tale. At first I returned and worked in America in the winters (not every one, though). I got contracts to publish my writing and photo work from a publisher in Denmark which paid for a year or so. Another to create two children’s books which helped me though another year… went in deep debt which almost did me in (literally)… got out, but that is a huge story. Now I get a very small social security payment (took early retirement) which keeps my nose above water. I live super simply. Those are a few elements. Five children… thankfully you can travel to magical places in your heart and mind. Some of my best writing has come when my circumstances have been most constrictive.

    I’m glad for you, K…

    – Blake Steele

  • Avalone
    Avalonealmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful! xx

  • Thanks Avalone. I appreciate your interest in my work very much.

    – Blake Steele

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 4 years ago

    sublime Byzantine feel that leaves me desperate with the idea that I must travel back in time, if not physically then I shall continue with reading, reading and reading until my eyes bleed. x

  • Or why not go to Maramures Romania?

    – Blake Steele

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 4 years ago

    I have a long list of places I must see and now I’ve added another to that list. Thank you

  • aartwaven
    aartwavenalmost 4 years ago

    you are absolutely right, these images are extraordinary, what a beautiful series

  • Glad you are enjoying them. Makes me smile inside.

    – Blake Steele

  • Matthew Pugh
    Matthew Pughalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely work, I really like the dreaminess of this series. Ace dude.

  • Ha… thanks to you and all dudes and dudettes.:)

    – Blake Steele

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