Alexej Sachov is an engineer by profession, a passionate diver and an underwater photographer. His photographs depict the beauty and richness of the underwater world and the horrors of man-made ocean pollution.

Especially the series like “The Human cares“ is a collection of photographs that serve as a wake-up call to society to finally realize how severe the aftermath of their thoughtless actions is, that drive forward the climate change, species extinction and the pollution of the waters.

Alexej was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Inspired by his mother’s photographs, Alexej started photographing in his childhood.

His subsequent years were driven by his other passion — aircrafts. He obtained a diploma in rocket engineering & information technologies and realized his creative potential in building complex computer systems in the Ukraine and Germany. Alexej currently works for SIXT, one of the world’s biggest and most successful technology-driven mobility companies.

After wanting to explore the skies, he decided to also explore the seas, the magical underwater world. Alexej is a passionate diver, attracted by the challenges of the underwater photography.

He joined the Kyiv School of Photography, which allowed him to complete diverse courses and workshops, helping him cultivate his skills and train his eye to capture the beauty of nature, as above but mostly below water.

Alexej’s underwater photos were honoured by various professional competitions and exhibited in the US, UK, Germany and Ukraine.

His most significant awards are:

  • 2022, 2nd place in Abstract and 3rd place in Conceptual categories of Florida Museum of Photographic Arts competition - “The Edge”, “New Rules Underwater”
  • 2022, Nomination of Siena Creative Photography Awards in category “series”, “The Edge of the wave”
  • 2022/21, Gold and Silver in FineArt of MUSE Photography Awards, series “The Edge of the wave” and “Mood changes of the sea”
  • 2021, The overall winner of Vienna Photography Awards
  • 2021, Landscape Photographer of the Year by Annual Photography Awards, series “Mood changes of the sea”
  • 2021, Gold and silver by Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3), series “Mood changes of the sea” and “Inside the Wave”
  • 2021, Gold in Nature/Panoram by Tokyo Photography Awards, series “Mood changes of the sea”
  • 2021, 2nd place in Editorial/Environmental by Neutral Density Awards, series “New Cosmos Underwater”
  • 2021, Merit award by B&W competition of All About Photo magazine, series “Inside the Wave”
  • 2021, Commended by Travel Photographer of the Year, series “The Edge of the wave”
  • 2021, Silver by World Nature Photography Awards, series “The Human cares”
  • 2020, 1st place in Photography by “Sustainability Stories” of United nations university, series “The Human cares”
  • 2020, Gold in Underwater by Budapest Photography Awards, photo “Watching You”
  • 2020, Highly commended by Travel Photographer of the Year, series “Aliens underwater”