Margot Hartford has been a lifestyle photographer for more than 25 years, photographing people and interiors for websites, magazines and for personal portfolios.
In the past few years she has expanded her portfolio to include more fine art images, producing self-directed series such as Women in Color, Senegal Masks and SF Victorians. Her experimentation has also evolved into mixed media pieces which combine photography with paint and paper. Margot’s work can be viewed by appointment at the ICB Building in Sausalito
She’s bringing her latest project – a focus on beautiful Victorian homes in San Francisco and elsewhere – to the Mill Valley Chamber’s office at 85 Throckmorton throughout September.
Hartford says that interior design and decorating has always been a passion of hers, and she’s been invited to photograph some of the most beautiful residences in Northern California, Toronto, The Netherlands and other parts of Western Europe. She is also a monthly contributor to Houzz, an online resource and guide to residential remodeling projects and garden design.
Hartford has always been involved in art and DIY design. In addition to photography she produces mixed media collages, combining photography with paint and paper. Encaustic wax (heated beeswax) is another medium Margot works with, and she teaches workshops which introduce participants to encaustic painting techniques.
Throughout September, Hartford is set to show her work on the walls of the Mill Valley Chamber’s space at 85 Throckmorton Ave., including a reception on Tuesday, Sept. 6 as part of the Mill Valley Arts Commission’s First Tuesday Artwalk (5:30-7:30pm).
Aside from the First Tuesday Artwalk on Sept. 6, the Chamber’s office is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 12-4pm.