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Tom Schirmacher was born near Chicago in 1985. He later moved with his family to Connecticut. At the age of 15, he discovered his passion for photography. After receiving a BFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, Tom Schirmacher went on to work as an assistant for various renowned photographers. At the age of 25, he started his own career as a professional photographer with a main focus on beauty and fashion portraits. During the past years, he developed his distinctive crystal clear style, which has defined him as one of the most notable young talents. Today, Tom Schirmacher lives in New York City. His images have been published in some of the leading fashion and lifestyle magazines like GQ amongst others.