Adrian Steirn is known to most South Africans as the creator and portrait photographer of the 21 Icons project. However, his portfolio expands way beyond that.
Steirn is driven by the belief that a good photograph is one that tells a story. This is translated beautifully to his awe-inspiring wildlife photography – a subject he has loved since he was a young boy.
“As a six year old I would beg my mum to ask me questions about wild animals. I memorised books and stared for hours at photographs. I must have driven her mad. It was no surprise to her that 20 years later her son had moved to Africa and followed his heart,” Steirn writes on his website.
Conservation, and the fight against rhino poachers, is another one of his passions. His photograph of Hope, a four year old female rhino who survived a poaching attack, captures the devastation to this species beautifully and went viral last week. Steirn works with Saving the Survivors to bring attention to the plight of rhinos across Africa.
— Adrian Steirn (@adriansteirn) May 26, 2015
— Adrian Steirn (@adriansteirn) May 19, 2015
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