21 Icons creator and principal photographer Adrian Steirn chats to us.
Adrian Steirn is a leading photographer and filmmaker based in Cape Town, South Africa. His work is driven by narrative – the stories of the people and wildlife that he encounters.
Inspired by the life of Nelson Mandela, Steirn created 21 Icons with the aim of celebrating individuals whose own achievements reflect Madiba’s legacy.
21 Icons is a visual celebration of the lives of men and women who have shaped the world around them for the better. Inspired by the life of Nelson Mandela, it tells the stories of people who have continued his legacy – whose lives have made the world a better place. The project seeks to celebrate those who have achieved success and widespread recognition, as well as individuals whose work has been conducted without prior acclaim.