About me

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2017

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

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

I’m covering events for International Cyclists Union UCI since 2016; staff photographer at  Russian Climbing Federation; photographer at Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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

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:

UCI Trials World Cup 2017, Round #5 Antwerp, Belgium

UCI Trials World Cup. Antwerp, Belgium.

My work

Taking pictures of international athletes competing in Russia, covering competitions in Russia on behalf of international press, offering images to global sports brands, shooting competitions worldwide on assignment for oranizers and international federations.

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.

Чемпионат мира по artistic cycling в г. Лиеж, Бельгия. Получено разрешение для доступа на технические балконы под крышей арены. Установлена дистанционная камера. Результат: уникальные кадры с необычного ракурса, размещение в заголовках новостей пресс-службы UCI.

UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships.

Let’s get it 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, German or Russian!

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

Would you like to see more photos?

Welcome to portfolio.
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