Hermann Hirsch is a professional photographer, author and outspoken nature enthusiast from Dortmund, Germany. A joiner by trade, he finds most of his subjects literally on his doorstep. His photography spots in close vicinity enable him to carry out long-term photography projects on certain areas or animal species. As a modest guest in the world of animals, he succeeds in creating images at eye level. He portraits local, often overlooked habitats in abstract insights with new perspectives. Through his love for experimenting he joins different genres of photography and creates a new visual style of his own, which allows him to discover special aspects of the ordinary.
His style has proved to be popular with the juries of international photography competitions, granting him success at the awards of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year as well as the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions. He won the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year and the Fritz Pölking Junior Award. His images have been published in books and magazines; he also co-authored a textbook on photography (in German, Gute Fotos, harte Arbeit – Wege zum perfekten Naturfoto).
It is Hermann Hirsch's main ambition to open other people's senses for the nature on their doorstep and raise their awareness for nature's unique but frail beauty. In 2017 he received a citizen award for his volunteer public information campaigns in the field of environmental protection.