Sasha Leahovcenco is a photographer. He doesn’t work as a photographer and isn’t studying to be one. Sasha is a photographer. His commitment to the art of photography is not at all accidental. It is the result of his life; the things he’s seen and heard, the places he’s been to and the people he met. His disti… Read More
Sasha Leahovcenco is a photographer. He doesn’t work as a photographer and isn’t studying to be one. Sasha is a photographer. His commitment to the art of photography is not at all accidental. It is the result of his life; the things he’s seen and heard, the places he’s been to and the people he met. His distinct approach to his art is depictive of who he is. So, who is Sasha Leahovcenco..?
Sasha is a Soviet man. Not quite like Gorbachev, but he does belong to the group of people who can proudly proclaim that they were born in USSR. Sasha was born in Moldova, one of the fifteen Soviet republics compounding the former Soviet Union. Currently, Moldova can be known for being the drunkest country in the world, for its human trafficking or for the fact that it is the poorest country in Europe. All of which had an immense impact on his personality. He was born into an average family, where no one has ever gone to college before.
Sasha Leahovcenco is Chuck Norris. I know, I know he’s not as sexy as Mr. Norris is, but there is some truth to my words. At the age of 5 Sasha’s parents brought him into a martial arts class. He started perfecting his skills in Taekwon-do. By the age of 12 he has made it into the National Team. That year, the national team traveled to Rimini, Italy, for the World Cup. Sasha won the gold medal in his age category. From that point on, Sasha competed and won a wide range of awards in European and World tournaments. His victorious journey lasted for the next 6 years.
Sasha is a genius. Yes, I am joking. However, for someone who comes from the poorest country in Europe, Sasha has made it very far. He graduated from Fresno Pacific University with BA in Business Administration.
His journey into the world of photography has not been his first choice. When he started looking for an on-campus job at Fresno, he quickly realized that all positions have been filled. The only available position was the sports photographer for the Athletic Department. So, Sasha snapped some pictures and sent it to his brother in law, Ross Tanner for editing. He got the job, and the next moment he found himself google-ing “DSLR Camera for Dummies”.
After gaining some experience in the field, Sasha and his brother-in-law Ross started You+We Photography, an international wedding photography firm. Some of the recent projects that Sasha has done were spread all over the world, starting with Chukotka (the northernmost part of Russia) and all the way to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Sasha currently resides in Sacramento, California, and continues to travel the world in his journey of exploration of the art of photography. Read Less