Tommy Heinrich was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1962. As a child, Tommy spent family holidays in the mountains of Patagonia where he learned to love wild places. At nine years old, he began taking photos with a camera his father gave him and dreamed of someday being a National Geographic photographer.
Tommy began roped rock and mountain climbing at 18, displaying an aptitude and passion for the sport, and climbed as often as he could in the nearby Andes. He graduated with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, which enabled him to travel to Europe and the United States, working in horse training and breeding until he decided at 29, that he would pursue a life of climbing and photography full time.
Eventually Tommy’s passions took him to Nepal and expedition climbing. On May 15th, 1995, Tommy became the first Argentine to summit Mt. Everest. Soon after his return he began speaking professionally. His ongoing experiences and lessons learned as a member of over 14 alpine attempts in the biggest mountains in the world became extremely popular with corporate clients over the years, some of which have included Coca Cola, Nextel, Pharmacia, Cinemark, Unilever and many more.
Tommy’s photography has been published worldwide, and in 2006 his childhood dream of becoming a National Geographic photographer came true, with an assignment to cover a winter ascent of Nanga Parbat by a Polish climbing team. In 2011, Tommy published a large format photography book Pakistan’s Golden Thrones that was a finalist in the 2011 Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival.
In addition to still photography, Tommy has shot film footage for CBS, Discovery, CNN, Univision and Argentine television networks, and has covered Polo World Championships in Europe and South America.
Today Tommy’s passion for climbing big mountains and photographing in wild places is as strong as ever, as his love for sharing his stories to the hearts of others. He is a dedicated father, living today in his hometown of Buenos Aires with his wife Victoria and son, Liam.
Tommy发布的摄影作品遍及世界各地。2006年，他终于实现了孩提时代的梦想，成为了美国《国家地理杂志》的摄影师，被指定拍摄一个波兰登山队冬季登顶南迦帕尔巴特峰（Nanga Parbat）的过程。2011年，Tommy出版了名为《巴基斯坦的黄金王座》（Pakistan’s Golden Thrones）的大开本摄影作品集，该作品集入围2011年班夫山地图书与电影节。
除摄影之外，Tommy还为哥伦比亚广播公司（CBS）、探索频道（Discovery）、 美国有线电视新闻网（CNN）、Univision （某西班牙语广播网）和阿根廷各大电视网络拍摄电影短片，还拍摄了欧洲和南美地区的全球马球锦标赛。
时至今日，Tommy攀登名山大川和拍摄野生动植物的兴趣依旧不减当年，他还热衷于向他人分享他的相关经历。他现在是一名全职父亲，与妻子Victoria 和儿子Liam 一起生活在家乡布宜诺斯艾利斯。