Leonid Plotkin, born in 1972 in the USSR, grew up in America and pursued studies in law in Boston and Oxford. He later worked as a legal practitioner in New York City. However, his passion for photography led him to transition into a career as a freelance documentary photographer in 2007. His photographic work has been featured in various international publications, including "National Geographic," "National Geographic Traveler," "The Guardian," and "The Economist." Leonid dedicates most of his time to exploring and capturing moments around the world, but he considers New York City his home.