Hello! My name is Leonid Zhukov.
I’m sports photographer based in Saint-Petersburg.

I’m specialized in sports photography: taking pictures of competitions all over the World, team photographer, advertising sports images, athlete shooting.

I’ve covered events for International Cyclists Union UCI for five years; staff photographer at  Russian Climbing Federation; photographer at Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Фотограф Леонид Жуков снимает Кубок мира по велоспорту в Бельгии

Used to organize Mountain bike and extreme sports events before becoming a photographer. So I know exactly, how to show an event in a best attractive way and how to fit athlete, spectators and sponsors into one frame. For example, like this:

Спортивный кадр во время кубка мира по велотриалу в городе Антверпен, Бельгия

UCI Trials World Cup in Antwerp, Belgium

Russian Olympic Committee photo contest 2nd place; Nikon Russia photo contest winner; Red Bull Illume finalist.

My work

I capture the beauty of sports. I cover competitions of all levels from a local tournaments to Oluympic games, make commercial sports photo shootings for brands and teams, perform creative sports projects.

My key feauters

Working fast

Fast pictures delivery straing from the field.

Following client’s brief

Should you have no clear idea, I can help making a concept for the shooting.


Sports photography isn’t boring! This is motion and energy! Always looking for unusual angles.

Необычный ракурс из-под крыши на соревнования по фигурному катанию на велосипедах в городе Льеж, Бельгия

UCI Indoor cycling world championships in Liege, Belgium
Unique imgaes from remote camera under the roof

Что не снимаю и как не работаю

Я не снимаю без подготовки и без идеи. Не снимаю свадьбы. Не снимаю марафоны для фотосервисов. Не работаю по бартеру и в долг.

Let’s get started!

Usually I’m spending 1/3 of the year on the sports trips. So it’s better to discuss a shooting in advance. Feel free to message me in English or German!

E-mail: foto@leozhukov.ru
Mobile, Telegram: +7 950 0079605

Would you like to see more photos?

Welcome to portfolio or check out the cases.

Спортивный фотограф Леонид Жуков работает на высоте