alexander stefanatos

Premium (Pro), thessaloniki

Über mich

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.

Kommentare 909

  • SINA 18. November 2022, 10:29

    Herbstzeichen sanft und zart
    Herbstzeichen sanft und zart

    so vielen lieben Dank Alex
    Alles Liebe sendet Dir Kristine
  • Adele D. Oliver 10. Oktober 2022, 2:40

    hallo Alexander, suddenly I discovered that you are in FC again ... welcome back,
    it is great to see your images again !!!
    warm regards,
  • ann mari cris aschieri 17. April 2022, 11:04

    Dear Alexander, first of all congratulations on being a neo- grandfather.
    Grandchildren can be even better than sons and they make us younger at least in our brain.
    Thank you for your good wishes.
    I send you all my best for Easter and the future with all my love.
    CIAo!  cris 
    11-1-e1bn ___MEN...DO YOU KNOW THIS WORD?___?
    11-1-e1bn ___MEN...DO YOU KNOW THIS WORD?___?
    ann mari cris aschieri
  • SINA 16. Februar 2022, 10:48

    ganz leise...der Tanz
    ganz leise...der Tanz

    So vielen herzlichen Dank Alexander 
    alles Liebe von Kristine
  • DIMITRIOS TSAKIRIS 18. Januar 2022, 19:33

    Many thanks for your prompt response, Alexander. Nice to hear from you again. It seems you know better the villages in Grevena. My village is Dasaki, small but beautiful village, 18 km from Grevena on the road to Tsotyli, between Amygdaliew and Aidonia. I have a house there, where I retire and spent a lot o time throughout the year with my nine Hellenic Shepards dogs...
  • SINA 8. Januar 2022, 10:33

    My dear Alexander 
    Thank you so much For your Good wishes 

    Also for you i wish 
    You a Fine happy and healthy 
    Nee year 2022
    With Love Kristine
  • Carlo.Pollaci 5. Januar 2022, 21:40

    Grazie per la tua amicizia caro Alexander.
    Felice 2022!
  • Tassos Kitsakis 30. Dezember 2021, 10:39

  • SINA 7. November 2021, 11:28

    guten Morgen.......
    guten Morgen.......

    Die Sonne gibt Alles
    Die Sonne gibt Alles

    ganz vielen lieben Dank Alex
  • ann mari cris aschieri 3. November 2021, 9:51

    Thanks my dear Friend for your visit to my gallery and your comments that I always read with great pleasure.
    Un caro saluto , stay safe.
    All my best, CIAo!  cris
  • Carlo.Pollaci 3. November 2021, 6:33

    Buongiorno caro Alexander, grazie per i tuoi apprezzamenti, ma soprattutto grazie per la tua generosa amicizia.
    Grande Cretto of Alberto Burri
    Grande Cretto of Alberto Burri
  • Stropp 14. Oktober 2021, 16:16

    Kalimera, Alexander. I am So touched by your wonderful words on my profile! It is so great to enjoy beauty together! A gift without frontend. Hugs Ana
  • ann mari cris aschieri 25. September 2021, 22:19

    Dear Alessandro, the first time I traveled through Greece was in '83 reaching the Sporades Islands, so beautiful, unforgettable ...
    Everything has changed since then, perhaps for the worse, but only for me and for you who have known what the world was like before...
    CIAo, with love!  Cris
  • ann mari cris aschieri 20. September 2021, 10:47

    I'm worked up from your comments, dear Alexander.
    Kind regards and Love.
    All the best, CIAo!  cris
  • Tassos Kitsakis 4. Mai 2021, 14:37

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