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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...

  • Photographer (advanced stage)

Comments 783

  • rocco di ciommo 10/16/2016 22:07

    Cartier Bresson è venuto a dopo scuola da me, come anche Berengo Gardin
    ciao e grazie ! ... anche Fellini ! :-)
  • SINA 10/10/2016 8:55

    Thank you VERY much Alex
    For YOUR GOOD Words to my pictures
    I am happy that you like IT
    HAVE a fine New week
    Best regards Kristine
  • Pierre 1 10/06/2016 12:47

    Merci beaucoup Alexander. Je faisais cela quand j'étais un poil plus jeune avec des textures. En vieillissant je deviens fainéant. Bonne journée Alexander et Merci de nous faire rêver avec tes magnifiques images. Amicalement pierre
  • Nymphe des Bois 10/04/2016 22:18

    Bonsoir Alexander, ta galerie fait rêver, et donne envie de voyages ! Les scènes de rue sont très bien saisies, les noirs et blancs superbement travaillés, bravo, bel enchantement pour les yeux ! Merci pour ta visite.
  • Emilio Sirletti 10/04/2016 19:03

    Grazie per la visita.
    Ti auguro una buona serata, Emilio
  • SINA 10/03/2016 11:23

    HAVE a NICE new week
    Best regards Kristine

  • rocco di ciommo 10/02/2016 21:06

    bello il tuo commento
  • rocco di ciommo 09/22/2016 12:58

    le montagne che vedi sul fondo della mia foto sono le Grigne, prealpi bergamasche.
    ciao, buona giornata !
  • SINA 09/21/2016 15:17

    Herzlichen Dank lieber Alexander
    Ich freue mich das Dir wieder Bilder bei mir gefallen
    Hab schöne Herbsttage
    Und liebe Grüsse von mir Kristine
  • Thomas Heartfelt 09/21/2016 12:48

    Thank you so much for your comments, dear Alex. I truly appreciate it.
    Yes, I see your point.
    But that was the South Koreans. They asked for a full sized copy of the Little Mermaid. In exchange they offered a statue of a 15th century Korian emperor. The proposition was politely rejected.
  • SINA 09/12/2016 10:57

    THANK you dear Alex
    NICE September days for you
    Warm regards Kristine
  • Thomas Heartfelt 09/09/2016 13:02

    Dear Alex, Thanks a lot. Have a nice and relaxing weekend after your long holiday. And stay creative : )
    Greetings, Thomas
  • rocco di ciommo 09/08/2016 12:11

    ciao Alexander
    contento che la mia rievocazione abbia suscitato in te i bei ricordi
    un caro saluto
  • Steve Ember 09/07/2016 22:30

    Hello, Alexander, and thank you for your gracious comment on my film photography. I'm enjoying exploring your own fine work, and I appreciate the eloquence with which you describe those "benevolent ghosts" as well as your analogy in describing the benefits of RAW in the digital domain. Nice to meet a kindred spirit with one foot firmly placed in film, the other exploring the strengths of digital!
    All best,
  • SINA 09/06/2016 11:51

    THANK you very much dear Alex
    i am happy that you like this pictures
    BEST wishes and warm regards Kristine
  • Dr.Szirmai János 09/03/2016 7:59

    I like the nature, people, the lights and B/W photography.
    Thank you very much for your nice comment. Unfortunatly I have not any time for photography. Perhaps later. Thank you again. Best regards János
  • JotaPi 08/31/2016 18:44

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  • SINA 08/29/2016 12:01

    Thank you so much dear Alex
    have a nice new week
    und viele herzliche Grüße von mir Kristine
  • LadyNoone 08/18/2016 20:31

    Dear Alexander,
    Thank you for all your comments, but especially for many beautiful words about my homeland and Polish people. Believe that our nations will always be connected by true friendship.
    Best wishes,
  • SINA 08/17/2016 17:21

    THANK you very much dear Alex
    NICE Holliday again for you
    Herzliche Grüsse von Kristine
  • Thomas Heartfelt 08/11/2016 11:48

    Dear Alex, thanks a lot. Hope you are enjoying a nice holiday in the Aegean. You lived in Copenhagen in Lyngby and Svanemøllen. How nice! I’m sure you too think it’s funny, when a Greek football player is named Salpingitis and another Polyradiculitis (no offence). A little humour doesn’t hurt. I like your pictures very much.
    Greetings, Thomas
  • 08/09/2016 22:48

    What a splendid portfolio!

    And thank you so much for your kind comment. Very much appreciated!

    Kind regards,
  • SINA 07/16/2016 8:54

    Guten Morgen lieber Alex
    Ganz herzlichen Dank für Deine guten wertschätzenden Zeilen zu meinen Fotos ich freue mich sehr wenn Sie dir gefallen dich berühren oder etwas in dir auslösen hab ein gutes harmonisches Wochenende und viele liebe Grüsse von mir Kristine
  • ann mari cris aschieri 07/11/2016 22:34

    Grazie, carissimo Dottor Alexander, di tutti i bei commenti lasciati e che leggo con gran piacere.
    Una composizione è fatta con scene del film "The Danish Girl" di Tom Hooper, britannico.
    L'altra invece è fatta con due scene prese dal film "The Burning Plain" di Guillermo Arriaga.
    Due registi che io amo molto e i film secondo me sono bellissimi, si possono trovare anche su Internet.
    Hai letto il romanzo della Yourcenar? Allora complimenti! Non è lettura per tutti.... :-))
    La testa l'ho fotografata al Museo Sant'Agostino di Genova. Si tratta del busto di Augusto giovane, una scultura di Pierre Puget (1670).
    Grazie di interessarti ai miei lavori; scusa se ti scrivo in Italiano, ma so che tu lo leggi e capisci anche meglio di me.
    Con grande stima e ammirazione, CIAo! cris
  • SINA 07/11/2016 15:19



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