alexander stefanatos

Premium (World), thessaloniki

Sobre mi

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.

Comentarios 889

  • ann mari cris aschieri 02/01/2021 12:15

    Many many wishes my dear friend!
    A long and happy life for us and more of your beautiful pictures I like so much.
    CIAo!   cris
  • SINA 27/12/2020 11:39

    Lieber Alexander 

    Ich wünsche dir und Deinen Lieben 
    ein glückliches , gesundes Jahr 2021
    Danke für deine Treue zu meinen Fotos 

    Alles Liebe von Kristine
  • digger 53 23/12/2020 14:49

    thanks you!
    best regards to greece!
  • Nico Kranenburg 21/12/2020 14:02

    Hello Alexander,thanks for your comments !
    Greets Nico
  • Ansgar Leuthner 12/12/2020 16:26

    Hello Alexander!
    This was my first visit to your pictures - and I'm deeply impressed! Especially I like your b/w ones which gives a feelilng of nostalgia and long gone beauty...and I see that you also know two of my dearest friends....Good bye for now! Ansgar
  • ann mari cris aschieri 11/12/2020 12:35

    CIAo Alex, I enjoied you visit so much.
    Thanks and regards, I wish you all the best,  cris
  • SINA 07/12/2020 12:59

    Dörfer am Rande der Donauniederungen
    Dörfer am Rande der Donauniederungen

    Danke Alex 
    von der kurzen , beglückenden Begegnung ,
    von der kurzen , beglückenden Begegnung ,

    schön das es dir gefällt , ich freue  mich sehr darüber 

    das Licht zu verändern und auf das Auge zu lenken daran habe ich in diesem Moment nicht gedacht..ich war im stummen Dialog mit dem Pony..lächel
    alles liebe von Kristine
     für eine schöne Vorweihnachstzeit

    ausgedünnt .....
    ausgedünnt .....
  • SINA 24/11/2020 11:35

    KOmmt gut durch die Woche, trotz Nebel und wenig Sonne
    KOmmt gut durch die Woche, trotz Nebel und wenig Sonne

    ganz vielen lieben Dank Alex
    ich freue mich sehr
  • Vlad Hermit 20/10/2020 19:40

    Hi Alexander. Thank you very much for accepting my request to follow you. I appreciate it very much and sorry for the late response from my side.
  • Dieter K 17/06/2020 19:28

    Dear Alexander,
    I'm quite happy about your friendly  and valuing comments, especially from a photographer like you. Whenever I pay you a visit, I am strongly impressed by your work, especially your black and white landscape photography, a very difficult topic in my opinion.
    Greetings from Germany
    Take care

  • SINA 17/06/2020 6:34

    Ein weiter Blick über die Wiesen
    Ein weiter Blick über die Wiesen

    Ganz vielen lieben Dank
    für deine schönen wertschätzenden Zeilen Alexander 
    auch bei feuchtem Wetter eine erholsame Pause
    auch bei feuchtem Wetter eine erholsame Pause

    Ich freue mich sehr darüber 

    Mit viel Liebe grüßt Dich von Herzen Kristine
  • observer123 16/06/2020 23:41

    Dear Alexander,
    Very much appreciated your kind words left on profile.
    Take care!
  • 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,
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