alexander stefanatos

Premium (World), thessaloniki

A propos de moi

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.

Commentaire 899

  • ann mari cris aschieri Il y a 19 heures

    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 20/09/2021 10:47

    I'm worked up from your comments, dear Alexander.
    Kind regards and Love.
    All the best, CIAo!  cris
  • Tassos Kitsakis 04/05/2021 14:37

  • SINA 24/04/2021 11:51

    Thank you so much daer Alexander
     for the fine word s to my pictures
     i am happy that you like it
    alles liebe von Kristine
  • ann mari cris aschieri 23/04/2021 12:44

    A big kiss to my favorite doctor
  • peter janki 24/01/2021 16:54

    I thank you for your lovely comments !!!!
  • peter janki 24/01/2021 16:54

    I thank you for your lovely comments !!!!
  • lucy franco 24/01/2021 10:49

    Grazie per tutte le tue parole! Un saluto
  • SINA 24/01/2021 9:55

    Thank you so much dear Alex
    I am very happy That you like my pictures 
    in the winter Time

    On my Heard Place 

    I also Love your very Good picture
    from landscape and old houses and Places 

    Have a Fine sunday Alexander 

    Alles Liebe von Kristine.
  • Evvasanti 22/01/2021 12:32

    Thank you!! :)
  • 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
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