Postcards for museums
Freelance work for a German picture magazine with Helga Fietz
Commissions from art historians at the Biblioteca Hertziana and the Kunsthistorisches Institut Florence (KHI)
Commissions from Leo Bruhns and KHI director Friedrich Kriegbaum’s book projects: Florentine sculpture, bridges, courtyards, gardens, palaces, city gates, walls and urbanism
Florentine collection: predominantly taken with a 13 x 18 cm wooden camera; some with a 9 x 12 cm Linhof, using glass plates and a variety of lenses. Filters and wide-angle lenses were avoided. Kodak and Perutz plates were used as well as Kodak panchromatic glass plates. She did all the developing and printing.
She also worked with handheld Leicas, mostly for her personal work. Regine Schallert of the Biblioteca Hertziana has discovered some rare photographs taken by Hilde with a Leica for the art historian W.R. Valentiner. The Leica was useful for close up work:
We discovered on our 2022 visit to the Hertziana, that Hilde occasionally also used a 6x6cm Rolleiflex camera. Here's a photo held by Hertziana:
We also have a few photos of Florence in the snow taken on a Rolleiflex. We assume therefore, that she borrowed this camera.