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alexander stefanatos


Pro Member, thessaloniki
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About me

I was born in December 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 it is through the lens. 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.

Comments 861

  • Jack Humphrey 05/22/2017 1:04

    Thanks so much for your compliments for "An Attractive Passenger" ! I am glad you liked it. I have really enjoyed looking through some of your portfolio and hope to spend some more time looking at the wonderful pictures you have in it.

    Best regards,

    Jack
  • SINA 05/10/2017 17:02

    Frühlings Impressionen
    Frühlings Impressionen
    SINA


    leicht und luftig...schwebend
    leicht und luftig...schwebend
    SINA


    altes Mauerwerk auf dem Land
    altes Mauerwerk auf dem Land
    SINA

    ganz lieben Dank Alex
    thank you very much
    nice evening for you
    best regards Kristine
  • rocco di ciommo 05/06/2017 9:47

    ciao Alexander, grazie e buon fine settimana
    l'arrivo del temporale
    l'arrivo del temporale
    rocco di ciommo
    mercatone
    mercatone
    rocco di ciommo
  • rocco di ciommo 05/02/2017 19:02

    grazie mille Alexander,
    buona serata
    il sudore dell'Uomo
    il sudore dell'Uomo
    rocco di ciommo
    grano... a perdita d'occhio
    grano... a perdita d'occhio
    rocco di ciommo
  • SINA 05/02/2017 11:40

    der Familienausflug
    der Familienausflug
    SINA

    thank you very much dear Alexander
    i am happy that you like it
    friendly regards Kristine
  • observer123 04/30/2017 23:23

    Thank's for visit and appreciative comment dear Alexander.
    Greetings.
  • rocco di ciommo 04/27/2017 17:30

    ciao Alexander
    siamo quasi ridotti sul lastrico, come i due ragazzi.

    volete comprare l'Alitalia ? :-))))))) o meglio :-((((((((((
    buona serata
    beatitudine
    beatitudine
    rocco di ciommo
  • Natalia 5 04/18/2017 11:28

    Good time alexander! Thank you for your attention to my photos! Excuse me for the late reply! I'm glad You are watching my pictures! I wish You happiness! Sincerely,Natalia.
  • Ram Ramkumar 04/10/2017 12:50

    Thank you for dropping by and leaving such nice comments - truly appreciate it!
  • SINA 04/08/2017 12:25

    Zusammen auf dem See
    Zusammen auf dem See
    SINA

    FROHE OSTERN LIEBER ALEXANDER
    ICH FREUE MICH SEHR VIELE LIEBE GRÜSSE VON KRISTINE



    Habt eine schöne Frühlingswoche
    Habt eine schöne Frühlingswoche
    SINA

    for you Alex
    nice weekend
    viele liebe grüße von mir Kristine
  • Loni Leverenz 04/07/2017 10:45

    Thanks so much :) Have a good weekend :)
    Julchen
    Julchen
    Loni Leverenz
  • SINA 04/03/2017 22:00


    habt ein schönes Wochenende
    habt ein schönes Wochenende
    SINA


    alte Häuser 2
    alte Häuser 2
    SINA

    THANK YOU VERY much Dear Alexander
    Nice evening FOR you
    Und viele liebe Grüße von mir Kristine
  • bijane 03/27/2017 23:17

    vielen dank alexander. lg bijane
  • rocco di ciommo 03/26/2017 14:28

    grazie Alexander, buona domenica
    borgo antico
    borgo antico
    rocco di ciommo
  • rocco di ciommo 03/24/2017 15:37

    il mio è morto subito, anche dandogli abbondantemente da mangiare... i passeri non sopravvivono alla prigionia in una casa.
    ciao Alexander, ti auguro una buona giornata
    cip... cip !!!
    cip... cip !!!
    rocco di ciommo
  • SINA 03/21/2017 17:06

    ohne Scheu ....
    ohne Scheu ....
    SINA


    Impression Rotenberg
    Impression Rotenberg
    SINA


    Drinnen
    Drinnen
    SINA

    Danke Alexander ich freue mich sehr
    hab herzliche liebe grüße von mir Kristine
    geniesse deinen schönen Abend
  • cathy Blatt 03/20/2017 11:22

    Many thanks Alexander. Yes still using D700, hoping to find a good used D810 (as you suggested) Feel hesitant to buy new at my age (1941)Best regards,cathy
  • rocco di ciommo 03/14/2017 9:16

    grazie Alexander, buona giornata
    tutti i ponti...
    tutti i ponti...
    rocco di ciommo
  • SINA 03/13/2017 8:36

    Tübinger Ansichten
    Tübinger Ansichten
    SINA

    Impressionen rund um den Rotenberg
    Impressionen rund um den Rotenberg
    SINA

    Tübinger Ansichten
    Tübinger Ansichten
    SINA


    Danke ALEXANDER
    Für wundervolle ZEILEN von DIR
    zu meinen FOTOS und aufrichtiges LOB
    Beides tut mir sehr gut
    Hab herzliche liebe Grüße von mir
    Und genieße die neue Frühlingswoche
    Herzliche Grüße von mir
    Kristine
  • SINA 03/06/2017 10:53

    THANK you VERY much dear ALEX

    I am happy that you like
    in Bausch und Bogen geht die Sonne unter über der Stadt
    in Bausch und Bogen geht die Sonne unter über der Stadt
    SINA

    my pictures
    Liebe herzliche Grüße von Kristine
  • rocco di ciommo 02/24/2017 22:12

    infatti... fu fatta cancellare dal vicesindaco di,,, destra
    :-)
    ciao
    musica in darsena
    musica in darsena
    rocco di ciommo
  • rocco di ciommo 02/24/2017 21:52

    grazie mille Alexander
    (sto facendo un po' di "tagliandi" in H, il motore e la carrozzeria invecchiano :-) )
    ciao
    notturno al castello
    notturno al castello
    rocco di ciommo
    murale clericale
    murale clericale
    rocco di ciommo
  • Ana Arnau 02/23/2017 19:32

    Alexander, thank you very much for your visits and comments. Best regards
  • SINA 02/17/2017 14:03

    Februar Tage
    Februar Tage
    SINA

    Impression Rotenberg
    Impression Rotenberg
    SINA

    die Allee
    die Allee
    SINA

    Unterwegs in Stuttgart
    Unterwegs in Stuttgart
    SINA

    ein Blick übers  Land    Uhlbach
    ein Blick übers Land Uhlbach
    SINA

    Stuttgart Ansichten von Menschen und Säulen
    Stuttgart Ansichten von Menschen und Säulen
    SINA

    Danke lieber Alexander ich freue mich sehr
    hab ein glückliches Wochenende
    und liebe grüße von mir Kristine
  • rocco di ciommo 02/07/2017 22:25

    no, il cartello non è Metropolis... è solo Metropolitana Milanese
    ciao e grazie
    caos
    caos
    rocco di ciommo

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