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alexander stefanatos

Pro Member, 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, 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

  • SINA 10/12/2018 14:27

    vielen lieben Dank Alex

    auf Weihnachtsmärkten
    auf Weihnachtsmärkten

    hab eine schöne Vorweihnachtszeit und herzliche Grüße von mir Kristine
  • naxoss 04/09/2018 6:46

    Hello Alex,
    indeed, there is an old connection to the island of Naxos, however no exact details known, parents and grandparents come from Piraeus. The result of that little Odyssey is that we live all our life in Western Europe, mainly in Frankfurt.....
    Your photos are magnificent, I recognize a phylosophical-professional approach, you are very experienced.
    One photograph I admire is Vivian Meier, the Unknown Giant, considering street photography and city life. Additionally, I am more interested in Arts and Ecology.
  • SINA 31/08/2018 8:52

    Lieber Alex

    Ganz lieben Dank für Deine Grüße
     ich habe mich sehr gefreut darüber

    Und wünsche Dir viele glückliche Tage auf deiner kleinen Insel mit Sonne und guter Erholung 

    Sicher bringst Du wieder schöne Fotos mit 

    hab es gut...bis bald 

    Alles Liebe 
    Von Kristine
  • SINA 15/06/2018 11:08

    vielen lieben Dank Alex
    Innenansichten von Kirchen
    Innenansichten von Kirchen

    thank you very much

    herzliche grüße für ein schönes Wochenende
    von Kristine
  • Emilio Sirletti 17/05/2018 5:19

    il nodo
    il nodo
    Emilio Sirletti

    Always a pleasure to read your comments.
    Ciao, Emilio
  • Rainboweyes 16/05/2018 11:59

    Thank you for your comment, Alexander! I'm glad you liked my pic.
    Greetings to lovely Salonika,
  • SINA 08/05/2018 8:22

    Danke Alexander

    Ich freue mich sehr darüber
    das Dir meine Bilder gefallen

    und über Deine schönen Gedanken und Zeilen dazu

    Hab eine glückliche Zeit


  • SINA 21/04/2018 11:24


    vielen dank Alex
    schön das es Dir gefällt
    herzliche Grüße von Kristine

    gespiegelte Frühlingswelten
    gespiegelte Frühlingswelten
  • Coquitte 16/04/2018 15:45

    Hola Alexander me alegra que hayas disfrutado de mi país. Yo conozco también Grecia y me ha encantado, tengo recuerdos muy entrañables de allí. Me gustaría volver algún día.
  • rocco di ciommo 08/03/2018 10:26

    grazie mille per il tuo commento. è un periodo che sono in assenza
    buona giornata
    happy hour in controluce
    happy hour in controluce
    rocco di ciommo
  • ann mari cris aschieri 17/02/2018 12:37

    Hoping to see you more often nextly.
    Greetings for your exposition
    CIAo! cris
  • BRYAN CRUTE 24/12/2017 11:10

    Hello my friend, its good to be back again after such a long break. Some old friends are now missing but looking forward to making new ones. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year
  • 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.
  • Jack Humphrey 22/11/2017 22:37

    Thanks Alex!
    Let Me Explain Again
    Let Me Explain Again
    Jack Humphrey
  • prg42 22/09/2017 13:38

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

    Cdlt Georges
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