Peter Harholdt specializes in large format photography for
museum books and catalogs.Nearly all photography is done on-site
in the museums. Most photographs are made in 4x5 format. Also
available are 8x10, 2 1/4 and 35mm.
A temporary studio, including backgrounds, lighting equipment
and cameras, is assembled in a storage area or empty gallery.
Objects are brought to the temporary studio by museum staff to be
photographed. Objects that can't be moved are shot
Peter collaborates with the museum publication and curatorial
staffs regarding the intended use of each photograph. Polaroid
tests are used to make adjustments in point-of-view and lighting
before the final transparencies are exposed.
In most cases, a local professional photo lab is used so that
the final results can be delivered the next day.
Estimates are provided on a piece rate, day rate or total