Hoffmann Collection. Adolf Hitler at the Obersaltzberg. Date unknown. Heinrich Hoffmann (September 12, 1885 – December 11, 1957) was a German photographer best known for his many published photographs of Adolf Hitler. Hoffmann worked in his father's photographic shop and as a photographer in Munich from 1908.He joined the NSDAP in 1920 and was chosen by its new leader Hitler as his official photographer.