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alexander stefanatos

Pro Member, thessaloniki

About me

I was born in 1943 in Thessaloniki Greece. I'm interested in History, Art, Archaeology theater and cinema in which I like to refer in my photos. My themes are mainly landscapes, ecology and nature, thus I love "static" photography using tripod, hand photometer and quite often medium format. In the last years I'm tending more to the digital field and I beleive that "raw quality" is perhaps the greatest benefit that digital field offered to the photographer because through that the image emerges as an untouched fruit waiting peel off to reveal its juice. I prefer handling natural light tending to the so called "pictorial" photography because to my opinion- as much controversial this may sound- in a such you can better approach the reality of subjects. A reality that may not always be tangible or as much obvious as everybody thinks. Also, on certain occasions, tending to an expressionistic approach, I like to add dimension and even enhance the impact of this reality by highlighting certain points that may pass unobserved but, in the same time, do not belong to the imagination.
Documentary and journalism photography refering to social problems and everyday life is also very much to my liking.
My favourite equipment are the D700 and D800 from the NIKON family with a collection of dedicated, SIGMA, and TAMRON lenses and from medium format a 645D Autofocus MAMIYA( PHASE ONE) with a LEAF APTUS D22 digital back.
I must admit, that I am a rather old fashioned darkroom obsessionist stuck to some past principles that gradually are becoming benevolent ghosts in happy dreams only. For me Ansel Adams will remain an unsurpassed leader.
It's not always easy to have good teachers in photography so, i beleive,it is much better to learn from each other and there is always time for that..
I thank you all for offering this chance to me.

I am...

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Comments 811

  • Janos Gardonyi 11/30/2016 0:46

    thanks Alex for going thru a lot of older photos and your nice comments. In fact I was wondering where you disappeared to........ well, most of the shots you liked were taken in the summer in a space of 2 hrs downtown Toronto and there were so many I haven't even looked at. But that was in August and now it's November and winter is here already and there is very little I can get inspired about. I'll write more later. janos
  • SINA 11/29/2016 16:45

    Danke lieber Alexander wie schön das Dir diese beiden Bilder gefallen
    ich freue mich sehr darüber
    hab herzliche Grüße von mir Kristine
    und genieße einen angenehmen Abend
  • rocco di ciommo 11/28/2016 9:51

    non solo gli somiglio ma porto anche il suo nome
  • rocco di ciommo 11/28/2016 9:45

    questa la vendono al mercatino domenicale dei francobolli e monete ed è ben valutata
  • rocco di ciommo 11/28/2016 8:50

    grazie Alexander
    buona settimana
  • SINA 11/24/2016 17:41

    Thank you very much dear Alex i am happy that you like my pictures have a nice evening and warm regards Kristine
  • Christos Banos 11/22/2016 14:36

    Geia sou Alexandre,
    thanks alot for your so nice comment! Appreciated!
    Polla xairetismata
  • rocco di ciommo 11/22/2016 10:13

    grazie Alexander
    buona giornata... qui è da sabato notte che piove di continuo :-(
  • Christos Banos 11/22/2016 8:38

    Kalimera kale mou file!
    Thanks a lot for your nice comments!

  • DIMITRIOS TSAKIRIS 11/21/2016 21:38

    Geia sou, Alexandre! Many thanks for visiting and your just and generous comment. You have served in the area and I greatly value your opinion. Warm regards
  • SINA 11/18/2016 21:29

    Ganz lieben Dank Alex
    ich freue mich sehr
    hab ein schönes Wochenende und herzliche grüße von mir Kristine
  • rocco di ciommo 11/16/2016 12:38

    guarda che Rossellini e De Sica son venuti a scuola da me
    ciao !
  • RolliAC 11/14/2016 23:53

    Hello Alexander, I'm glad you like my photo and thanks for the nice words. Greeting Rolf

  • rocco di ciommo 11/11/2016 18:37

    peccato... non mi ha ripreso De Sica
  • rocco di ciommo 11/11/2016 18:35

    ce l'hai anche te ?... è fantastica !
  • rocco di ciommo 11/11/2016 18:34

    la si trova ancora a poco prezzo, logicamente nell'usato
  • rocco di ciommo 11/11/2016 18:25

    grazie Alexander
    buona serata
  • RolliAC 11/10/2016 12:23

    Hello Alexander. I'm glad you like my photos. Thanks for the nice comments.

    I looked at your photos. They are the hammer. Above all, I like your editing. I will look back and am sure I can learn a lot from you. Compliment, I am completely enthusiastic. Best regards Rolf
  • LadyNoone 11/08/2016 19:44

    Dear Alexander,
    as usual I am grateful for your kind visits and comments :) You were right, this picture is taken in infrared - by the way, one of the first few I've ever done.
    Best regards,
  • SINA 11/08/2016 14:42

    Grüß Dich lieber Alex
    Schön das Du mich nach so langer Zeit einmal wieder besucht hast und das BILDER von mir Dich berühren , Dir gefallen
    Hab herzliche liebe Grüße von mir Kristine
  • cathy Blatt 11/05/2016 7:31

    Thank you. Where did you send it to - have not found it yet, a good weekend to you, cathy. (My e mail is
  • cathy Blatt 11/04/2016 20:43

    hi Alexander, I see you are using a D800, are you happy with it????What do you like and what irritates you??? I am still using my D700 and have been wondering whether I must "modernise" myself a little. What do you think???? Many thanks for your input. best regards,cathy
  • rocco di ciommo 11/01/2016 22:32

    le compreremo i guantoni da boxe
    ciao e grazie
  • SINA 10/27/2016 12:10

    diese beiden schönen Bilder hat meine Tochter gemacht

    Danke von Herzen ALEXANDER
    Schön das Dir verschiedene meiner FOTOS gefallen das freut mich sehr
    Sei herzlich gegrüßt von mir

  • rocco di ciommo 10/24/2016 16:46

    l'hasselblad pesa anche per me, non son più giovane
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