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alexander stefanatos

Premium (World), thessaloniki

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 NIKON, 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 for his technical skill and Robert Capa for his boldness will remain unsurpassed leaders in photography.
It's not always easy to have the luxury of good teachers so, i beleive,it is much better to learn from each other and there is always time and field for that..
I thank you all for offering this chance to me and forgive me if I don't always find the time to communicate more closely with you.

Comments 889

  • SINA 09/04/2020 12:46

    der Naturvorhang aus fliessendem Wasser
    der Naturvorhang aus fliessendem Wasser

    thank you so much dear Alexander  

    i am very happy that you like some of my  pictures 

    I wish you all the best for you and you familiy 

    alles liebe von mir Kristine
  • ann mari cris aschieri 04/04/2020 23:18

    My dearest friend, thank you for the beautiful words, for worry and wish you addressed me. I am deeply touched by your delicacy... thanks!
    We all hope everything goes better after this bad moment, but I know it will take time to get back to a normal life. In the meanwhile I hope that this experience will be useful to us for correcting our mistakes and straighten the course. I'll pray for this...
    I am sure we'll save ourselves but all the same I want to tell you that you're one of the best people I've met on FC.
    In my scanty English I also want to express you " my Love from the deep".
    CIAo dear Alexander, until next time!  cris  :)))
  • LadyNoone 04/04/2020 21:04

    Dear Alexander,
    so grateful for your kindness and generosity.... I am not active here from a long time but remember my old Friends. Always appreciate your fantastic pictures and great heart :))))
    Best wishes, heartfelt greetings and stay well,
  • Matthias Bethke - Germany 30/03/2020 9:50

    Dear Alexander, thank you very much for your detailed comments. I really appreciate your advice. I like your pictures very much and can learn a lot from you. Thank you and best regards  Matthias
  • Matthias Bethke - Germany 03/03/2020 22:12

    Wonderful pictures, Alexander!   Greatings Matthias

    Friedhof in den Anden - Cementerio en los Andes
    Friedhof in den Anden - Cementerio en los Andes
    Matthias Bethke - Germany
  • SINA 09/01/2020 12:53

    My dear   fc friend Alex 

    Thank you very much for your good Word s and 
    your Fine wishes for the new year

    also for you i  wisch a fine and happy 
    Health new year 

    Warm regard s and Love 
  • ann mari cris aschieri 24/11/2019 11:24

    Hello Alexander
    I like the idea of a Greek friend who follows my news from afar...
    Your gentle words warmed my heart dear friend, thanks for this.
    I wish you all the best from life.
    A hug, CIAo!  cris
  • SINA 14/11/2019 17:04

    Thank you very much dear Alexander 
    For the good word s to
    My picture s
    I am happy if you like them

    Best regard s Kristine
  • Claudia Rudolf 02/08/2019 10:44

    Your photos make really speakless they are so beautiful I m not finish to watch them greetings
  • Claudia Rudolf 31/07/2019 20:12

    Hallo Alexander vielen Dank für die Lobe freut mich sehr wünsche dir einen schönen Abend Gruss Claudia Wunderschöne Bilder sehe ich hier daher möchte ich gerne folgen
  • SINA 22/02/2019 22:49

    Ganz vielen lieben Dank Alexander 
    Für gute Zeilen und Gedanken von Dir zu meinen Fotos 
    Für Deine Anerkennung 
    Ich freue mich sehr darüber 
    Hab ein schönes Wochenende und eine glückliche Frühlingszeit

    Alles liebe von Kristine
  • dolphine 06/01/2019 21:42

    My mutual wishes to you, dear Alexander.
    Be in order, healthy and energetic. No matter what...
    Friendly regards, Sergey.
  • SINA 01/01/2019 12:00

    Ganz vielen lieben Dank Alexander
    Ich habe mich von Herzen über Deine herzlichen Worte und Wünsche gefreut
    Auch ich wünsche Dir ganz aus der Tiefe
    Ein gesundes kraftvolles und frohes Jahr 2019
    In dem auch Deine Wünsche in Erfüllung gehen mögen
    ich wünsche Euch ein schönes , gesundes und glückliches neues Jahr
    ich wünsche Euch ein schönes , gesundes und glückliches neues Jahr

    Ich freue mich auf weitere tolle und schöne Fotos von Dir

    Alles Liebe von Kristine
  • koukouwi 31/12/2018 17:24

    kali chronia - kai tha ta poume
  • SINA 10/12/2018 14:27

    vielen lieben Dank Alex

    auf Weihnachtsmärkten
    auf Weihnachtsmärkten

    hab eine schöne Vorweihnachtszeit und herzliche Grüße von mir Kristine
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