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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 878

  • SINA 15/06/2018 11:08

    vielen lieben Dank Alex
    Innenansichten von Kirchen
    Innenansichten von Kirchen
    SINA


    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,
    Rainboweyes
  • SINA 08/05/2018 8:22

    Danke Alexander
    Innenräume
    Innenräume
    SINA

    Ich freue mich sehr darüber
    das Dir meine Bilder gefallen

    und über Deine schönen Gedanken und Zeilen dazu


    Hab eine glückliche Zeit

    Love

    Kristine
  • SINA 21/04/2018 11:24

    Schattendasein
    Schattendasein
    SINA

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

    gespiegelte Frühlingswelten
    gespiegelte Frühlingswelten
    SINA
  • 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.
    Cariños
  • 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 "
    prg42

    Cdlt Georges
  • prg42 18/09/2017 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 29/07/2017 15:59

    allora: buone vacanze !!!
  • adriana lissandrini 29/06/2017 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
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