Sasha Gentsis is a fine art photographer based in Moscow, Russia. Over the past decade, Sasha has held 15 personal exhibitions in Moscow, St. Petersburg and London.
Born in Moscow in 1971, he graduated from the Moscow State Institute of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automation. His interest in modern photography arose when he was a teenager, inspired by his school friend who always carried a camera everywhere. However, the purchase of his first professional camera in the year 2000 led him to pursue photography professionally.
His photographic journey started with his very first personal exhibition called “Colourful photography by Sasha Gentsis”. This exhibition was held in Moscow, where he showcased large format panoramic photographs for the first time. The nature of Iceland, Greenland, USA, Japan, Sweden, Burma and his native Russia is a predominant theme in his artworks. His works have been highlighted by different travel blogs and editions such as Vokrug Sveta and GQ Travel among others.
After years of artistic exploration and experimentation with different techniques, styles, materials and concepts, Sasha presented his special project called Photographic Duets in 2011. Photographic Duets is a series of photographic compositions made of images taken in different parts of the world. By connecting photographs in a singular art composition Sasha explores the dualities and similarities that can be found in completely different shapes, colours, materials, textures, places, emotions and concepts. His work fosters a contemplative expression, almost making the viewer to think about essentially dual nature of life.
Since 2015 Sasha has been developing a special photographic project dedicated to the legendary soviet plant named under Likhachev that is usually abbreviated as ZIL.
That was the heart of the Soviet industry that supplied governmental cars, trucks, fridges and other industrial goods to the whole country. Sasha visited the historical shops of the factory right before the demolishment to keep a memory of such an important soviet industrial giant full of curious stories of the workers, machines and objects that were part of the production chain.