Sebastian Vela

55 Flips | 1 Magazine | 5 Likes | 7 Followers | @SebastianVela | Reporter and fine art photographer. Born in Orléans (France) in 1979. Living in Santisteban del Puerto (Spain)

Spring pieces

Colors with shades of green punctuate the countryside with spring sweetness. A tender embrace of nature after the harsh winter.<p>Colores con matices de verde puntúan el paisaje rural con dulzura primaveral. Un tierno abrazo de la naturaleza tras el invierno hostil.<p>Les couleurs entre couches de vert ponctuent le paysage rurale d’une douceur toute printanière. Une tendre étreinte de la nature après l’hiver hostile.<p><i>Photographs taken at Santisteban del Puerto (province of Jaén, Andalusia), Spain.</i>

The anonymous radiance

Faceless souls walking the dark streets in honor of their faith. It is an anonymous devotion, a nameless sacrifice, an act of faith without prominence. The Holy Week shines with candle light the human loneliness at night, the space between the believer and the atheist, everybody joined in the faith of the divine … or in the faith of human being.<p>Almas sin rostro caminando por las oscuras calles en honor a su fe. Es una devoción anónima, un sacrificio sin nombre, un acto de fe sin protagonismo. …

Arabian lights

A woman dances to an oriental melody including lighting for a dance show.<p><i>Santisteban del Puerto (province of Jaén, Andalusia), Spain.</i>

Streets of black and whiteSantisteban streets are a mosaic of textures as varied as amazing

<b>Streets of black and white</b><p>Santisteban streets are a mosaic of textures as varied as amazing. The architecture of the towns of Condado is a cluster of layer construction, where one can see the oldest and most modern in one group of buildings, providing pictures of unusual visual density.<p><i>Photographs taken in Santisteban del Puerto (province of Jaén, Andalusia), Spain.</i>

Happy Valentine’s Day to everybody!

A very special thought for all those who have found love … and another thought even deeper for those who are deprived of it or have not yet found it.

Horses and mules

Despite the modernity that reaches us sooner or later, mules and horses remain important elements in the Andalusian festivals. They are symbols of rural life, working the land and certain philosophy of life. These animals are used for work, are covered with ornaments during the days of celebration and accompany every step of the oldest traditions of Andalusian culture. Thus, despite the mule and horse are placed each at the antipodes of the equestrian beauty, no doubt that their importance in …

Endless nights

<b>Endless nights</b><p>Hours of nuances of light and dreams are the night hours, when humanity shines like a lighthouse in the middle of the universe. It’s time to take off the masks, to show off what we create in a colorful and electric light. The hours of hatching are the night hours when the man took refuge in his own den which the city is the huge anthill, where life and energy are more vibrant and stronger than the shadows around them.<p><i>Photographs taken in Paris, France.</i>

TRADITIONS or the passion of societies

TRADITIONS or the passion of societies.<p>Does the nerve of societies, the unit of measurement of civilizations or the anchor that keeps us evolve? maybe traditions are all these things at once: what defines us, what unites us … but perhaps also what divides us, individually us and isolates us. Both a strength and a weakness.<p>Photographs taken in Santisteban del Puerto (Jaén, Andalusia), Spain.

Leaden clouds

À l’ombre du caroussel

3 penitents


Holy bread

La butte aux escaliers

Doux crépuscule



Crossing time

Pause for contemplation

Sierra del Segura

Dancing bride

Black Hat

The gifted teacher

Music of faith


Brouillard intime