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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, 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...

  • Photographer (advanced stage)

Comments 752

  • marisa marcellini 05/25/2016 10:54

    Grazie per i tuoi commenti e complimenti per le tue foto mai banali, ciao. Marisa
  • Gabe M. 05/23/2016 18:43

    Thank you so much dear Alexander for your beautiful comment I was very happy about it. Thank you again and have a very nice evening. B / w Gabe
  • SINA 05/21/2016 13:15

    Thank you so much dear Alex for the sensitiv good words to my pictures
    have a nice weekend best regards and wishes Kristine
  • Janos Gardonyi 05/18/2016 21:09

    hello Alex, what I sent you is not a 'site', but a computer PDF version of a glossy hardcover photo book about Italy, some 144 pages, 20cm x 30 cm size, a book I did during the last month or so. I now have the hard copy, printed in San Francisco, Cal. and mailed to me within a week. Anyway, I sent the file to a few friends, but other than you and another photographer friend no one even bothered to answer. I have put up some of these photos on fc and got very few comments and now that fc has changed I notice that hardly anyone even looks at my pictures. I used to have hundreds of clicks on each and now - 1 or 2 /week. And it's not getting better for me. but the germans still keep giving and getting 100's. It's almost like a boycott and I am really angry and frustrated and thinking of quitting.
    regards, janos
  • SINA 05/17/2016 18:10

    THank you very much dear Alexander bestb regards for a nice evening Kristine
  • TacitusRomeo 05/17/2016 14:29

    Thank you Alexander.
    Best wishes
  • Pierre 1 05/17/2016 12:08

    Merci beaucoup Alexander de la visite. Bonne journée. Amicalement
  • SINA 05/16/2016 13:26

    schöne Pfingest Alex herzliche Grüße von Kristine
  • ann mari cris aschieri 05/16/2016 12:50

    Dear doctor Alexander S., thank you very much for your skilled impressions.
    I love them, I love yr Photos, I love Greece, I love you too, you are so a nice person ....
    Regards cris
    Thanking FC!
  • Sue Thompson 05/16/2016 8:29

    My dear friend, I fer that we are all experiencing the same problems with the new FC... but hopefully, with time and a lot ofpatience we will either become used to it, or the powers that be will get it all sorted out for us. My hope is that it willbe sorted out to the satisfaction of us all. It would be such a great pitty if people decided to leave.
    Harold and I did leave once and did find new sites, but... they were not as good as FC, and so we returned. It was the friends that we had made in FC that we missed the most and for tht reason we will stay with FC..... and hope.
    Stay positive my friend........

  • SINA 05/13/2016 13:50

    Vielen lieben Dank Alexander ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Pfingstfest herzliche liebe Grüße von mir Kristine
  • cathy Blatt 05/02/2016 15:57

    Read your remark re human greediness on Mirjam's Kudu shot. Could not agree with you more, we have hunting on a big scale, at the moment the beautiful oryx is sold in all supermarkets as mincemeat for the entire year.So no chance of regenerating. When one considers how hard it is to survive in a desert environment . Let us not ,even talk about elephants and rhinos - all so depressing, regards,cathy
  • SINA 05/01/2016 21:45

    Thank you very much dear Alex
    i wish you a very good evening and a fine new week
    warm regards Kristine
  • SINA 04/26/2016 16:41

    thank you very much dear Alexander
    nice eveneing for you and best regards Kristine
  • SINA 04/21/2016 17:13

    leider weiss ich es auch nicht welche Bäume es sind ????

    lieber Alex

    ich freue mich sehr über Deine schönen Zeilen zu meinen Fotos

    hab einen ganz angenehmen Abend
    und herzliche Grüße von mir Kristine

  • SINA 04/18/2016 10:05

    for you dear Alex

    Ganz lieben Dank Alexander

    hab eine frohe neue Woche
    und viele herzliche Grüße von mir Kristine
  • ann mari cris aschieri 04/14/2016 13:16

    Dear Yiatrò Alexander. I appreciate particularly your comments when including some of yr personal memories.
    I like you a lot both as one of the most interesting member of Fotocommunity and as a very special person to me.
    CIAo! cris
  • SINA 04/14/2016 11:52

  • Pierre 1 04/12/2016 16:27

    Merci beaucoup Alexander. Bien entendu que je suis particulièrement heureux du présent d'Adriana. C'est une excellente amie depuis de longues années et cela me comble de joie. C'est si rare. Merci à vous aussi de vous être associé à Adriana pour mon anniversaire, j'apprécie beaucoup et aussi Merci pour votre visite et vos commentaires.
    Par la même occasion je voudrais vous dire tres sincèrement que vous avez une fort belle galerie avec de magnifiques photos.
    Bonne fin de journée à vous. Avec mon amitié.
  • SINA 04/11/2016 16:38

    Thank you very much my daer Alexander
    i am very happy that you like this pictures
    have a fine new week
    warm regards Kristine
  • Ruslan Karpov 04/08/2016 20:19

    Hello, my dearest friend!!! Thanks a lot for your comment... not just a comment but looks like a speech at an exhibition opening )). I am happy to see many people like my pictures, - this gives me a stimulus to go further and be more professional. All the best,
  • SINA 04/07/2016 11:43

    hier kommen Blumen für Dich

    Danke für Deine schönen Zeilen der Wertschätzung wieder lieber Alex
    hab herzliche Grüße von mir für einen frohen Tag
  • SINA 03/31/2016 17:54

    vielen lieben Dank Alex
    hab einen schönen Abend und liebe Grüße von mir Kristine
  • SINA 03/29/2016 16:14

    Thank you dear Alex

    warm regards Kristine

    Merci again
    i am happy that you like my pictures
    have a nice and goood dayAlex
  • Mirjam Burer 03/23/2016 16:27

    efcharisto Alexander ..I am honoured with your judgement... lg, Mirjam