Leonid Sorokin says he is inspired by socialist realist photography, postwar art documentary and new landscape. It may be added that he is close to the painting of severe style on the one hand, and to the “asphalt” culture singing the stone jungle on the other. With his uncomplicated images, he tries to convey, in his own words, “the unobvious beauty, charm of everyday life and finding beauty where it is difficult to see it.” Unsightly urban development, old car models, covered with ice, cold sea. All these objects and locations are fixed as far away as possible. The photographer seems to be absent. The unattainable ideal of naturalism and realism, when the observation tool does not affect the observed, is revealed here in its entirety. Only when the author disappears the reality as if shows itself to the viewer. It becomes possible to see the very unobvious beauty and charm of everyday life.
He performed editorial tasks and created advertising campaigns and lookbooks for iD, Grind Magazine, Highsnobiety, Hypebeast, Heron Preston, ADED, FOTT, INRUSSIA, Esquire RU, Esquire US, INC, Mundial, Carhartt, TheNorthFace, Nike, Reebok, Diadora, Umbro, Superdry, Faces& Laces, ITK, Sportmarafon, Kixbox, BELIEF, LEVIS US, LEVIS RU. Participated in the FOTT project, where he was responsible for the entire visual part. Shooted for print edition FOTTPAPER.