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alexander stefanatos


Pro Member, thessaloniki
[fc-user:1888743]

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 881

  • Mustafa Cem Çubuk 12/12/2017 18:29

    Dear Alexander, thanks a lot for your concern and I have to say that it's my honour to receive such a message from a prospering photographer I admire. I follow your creative work and appreciate your intellectual and objective perspective especially on historical events. Greetings from the other side of the Aegean Sea.
  • SINA 12/02/2017 10:29

    vom Wind bewegt......
    vom Wind bewegt......
    SINA



    Ansichten entlang dem Neckar zur Dämmerung
    Ansichten entlang dem Neckar zur Dämmerung
    SINA

    ARCHITEKTUR IM DETAIL
    ARCHITEKTUR IM DETAIL
    SINA

    vielen lieben Dank Alex
    hab einen schönen ersten Advent
    herzliche grüße von Kristine

    Es ist wieder Fahhrad Wetter
    Es ist wieder Fahhrad Wetter
    SINA
  • Jack Humphrey 11/22/2017 22:37

    Thanks Alex!
    Let Me Explain Again
    Let Me Explain Again
    Jack Humphrey
  • SINA 11/17/2017 11:08

    Alles gut verstaut.....
    Alles gut verstaut.....
    SINA

    Thank you very much Alex
    I am happy that you Look to my pictures and you feel good for some
    Pictures
    Ich dachte du hast mich vergessen ....
    Baumwelten
    Baumwelten
    SINA


    Hab eine schöne Hetbstzeit
    Und alles Liebe von mir Kristine


    von der Liebe zu Hunden und zu der der Natur......
    von der Liebe zu Hunden und zu der der Natur......
    SINA
  • SINA 10/04/2017 15:50

    Wege auf der Insel
    Wege auf der Insel
    SINA

    ganz lieben Dank Alex ich freue mich sehr herzliche Grüße von Kristine
  • SINA 09/29/2017 14:40

    Den Durchblick haben auf das was wichtig ist
    Den Durchblick haben auf das was wichtig ist
    SINA

    Thank you very much Alex
    hab herzliche Grüße von mir Kristine
    nice weekend
  • prg42 09/22/2017 13:38

    Merci pour cet avis sur ce cliché.
    " Vieux motard que jamais "
    " Vieux motard que jamais "
    prg42

    Cdlt Georges
  • prg42 09/18/2017 17:10

    Je ne sais par quel hasard j'ai attiré sur votre galerie mais je ne le regrette pas, elle est tout simplement sublime.
    Je ne suis pas assez doué pour pouvoir critiquer vos clichés, mais quel plaisir de les contempler.
    Cdlt
    Georges
  • rocco di ciommo 07/29/2017 15:59

    allora: buone vacanze !!!
  • SINA 07/12/2017 19:26

    thank you very much dear Alex
    on the way home
    on the way home
    SINA
    In Gedanken
    In Gedanken
    SINA
    ganz relaxed im Hier und Jetzt
    ganz relaxed im Hier und Jetzt
    SINA

    have a nice evening
    and best regards of me
    Kristine
  • adriana lissandrini 06/29/2017 22:14

    thank you dear Alexander, I am now posting on facebook, I do not feel bad, there are good photographers who were in fc. I do not know if I will be back in fc, I will decide in September, at the moment I am renewing the three month subscription in three months. I also miss some friends, even you dear friend, but fc strongly disappointed me.
    I wish you a happy time, I will come and greet you from time to time.
    un abbraccio, Adriana
  • rocco di ciommo 06/26/2017 12:52

    grazie Alexander, buona serata
    skyscrapers
    skyscrapers
    rocco di ciommo
    riflessi
    riflessi
    rocco di ciommo
  • SINA 06/26/2017 12:45

    Sommertage auf dem Land
    Sommertage auf dem Land
    SINA

    Gespräche  unter schattenspendenden Bäumen
    Gespräche unter schattenspendenden Bäumen
    SINA

    friedlich und ganz nah zusammen
    friedlich und ganz nah zusammen
    SINA



    summer in the city
    summer in the city
    SINA

    Thank you very much dear Alex
    have a fine summertime
    herzliche Grüße von Kristine
  • rocco di ciommo 06/21/2017 17:49

    grazie Alexander
    buona serata
  • rocco di ciommo 06/15/2017 18:00

    ciao Alexander,
    in Italia i pareri son discordi e non sempre si è comportato militarmente in modo "pulito"
    ti auguro una buona giornata
    Giuseppe Garibaldi
    Giuseppe Garibaldi
    rocco di ciommo

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